Snow returns to the Yampa Valley forecast | SteamboatToday.com

Snow returns to the Yampa Valley forecast

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A four-letter word has returned to Colorado weather forecasts.

After rain Thursday, Steamboat Springs meteorologist Mike Weissbluth, who runs snowalarm.com, said the colder portion of the storm should graze northern Colorado Friday night.

Temperatures will be significantly colder, and Weissbluth thinks there will be some snowflakes on top of Mount Werner.

The National Weather Service in Grand Junction is calling for Friday night lows to be in the upper 30s at the top of Storm Peak.

According to Weissbluth, rain could continue into Saturday morning, and temperatures are expected to climb only into the low 60s.

Saturday's overnight temperature could dip to 33 degrees, which means lower elevations in the Steamboat area could see their first frost.

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"So, it may be time to start covering the tomato plants," Weissbluth said.

Weissbluth is calling for "spectacular fall-like days" Sunday and Monday with drier air and temperatures in the low- to mid-70s.

Looking further into next week, Weissbluth said there is a larger and colder Gulf of Alaska storm that could bring an impressive cold front to Colorado later Tuesday.

There then could be cool and unsettled weather toward the end of next week and heading into the weekend.

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