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Hope you enjoyed Tuesday’s high of about 66 because by Thursday that high will be cut in half with a chance of rain turning to heavy, wet snow.
A system moving into Colorado has produced winter storm warnings and advisories for the western part of the state, with a foot of snow or more expected in the state’s southern mountains, according to the National Weather Service. Estes Park could see up to 5 inches of snow.
Fort Collins and most of the Front Range is forecast to receive less than 2 inches of slushy snow that should have little impact on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning commutes.
Fort Collins forecast
Wednesday: 60% chance of rain likely after 11 a.m., mixing with snow after 4 p.m. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 48 degrees. North-northeast wind 7 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday night: 70% chance of snow likely, mainly before 11 p.m. Cloudy, with a low around 24. North wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northeast after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 15 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Thursday: 40% chance of snow during the day dropping to 20% at night. Cloudy, with a high near 33 and low around 19.
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 44 and low around 25.
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 53 and low around 27.
Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 54 and low around 27.
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