Quick temperature rebound follows overnight shot of snow; Friday may see return of wintry weather. Our return to wintry weather last night was short-lived and we will bounce back today with near seasonal temperatures. While Thursday promises to spring-like, Friday may bring more snow, possibly significant amounts.#Thornton
recorded 2.9” from last night’s snowfall which also delivered a healthy 0.35 inch of liquid precipitation. Temperatures overnight however remained relatively mild giving us a good start to warming up today.
Highs today will be in the upper 40s, possibly hitting 50 degrees. We will have mostly sunny skies above and light winds. This afternoon those winds may increase with gusts to 20 mph out of the west.
Thursday is going to be a very spring-like day. Mostly sunny skies will again be above and we will be heading for highs in the mid to upper 60s.
Things look to once again get interesting Friday – depending on which computer forecast model turns out to be right.
One model, the European, points to a cold front moving in Friday afternoon and couples it with good upslope flow and a healthy bunch of moisture. Those factors would add up to a pretty significant snowfall.
Conversely, the GFS forecast model, keeps most of the action away from us and to our east. That of course would bring much less snow to the area.
Over the next 24 to 36 hours we will continue to monitor things and hopefully these models will come into better agreement to provide some decent guidance. For right now, it is something that you need to be aware of.
See the image for today's outlook and get the latest extended forecast here: http://www.thorntonweather.com/forecast.php