Christmas to stay white

Snowstorm could bring 4 inches

A new winter storm will whiten last week’s snowfall with up to 4 inches of new snow today and tonight, according to the National Weather Service.

Additional “moisture will be creeping in early on Wednesday,” said meteorologist Norv Larson at the weather service’s Grand Junction office. Some snow will begin to accumulate in the San Juans Wednesday afternoon, he said.

Snow accumulation today into early Christmas Day is likely to be 1 to 3 inches, Larson said. Once snow tapers off, the rest of Christmas morning will be cloudy with the rest of the day sunny and cold, he said.

The snow is likely to start falling in the area after 9 a.m. today and probably ending before 3 a.m. Christmas Day,

While there will be some cloud cover at times, the storm switches to the northwest which “is not favorable for snow production” most of Christmas Day, Larson said.

Clearing skies will bring in colder temperatures. Larson said highs will be in the 20s Tuesday. “It’ll be a little chilly,” he said.

Overnight temperatures will hit the zero-degree mark Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, he said.

Another storm is expected to move in Wednesday, Larson said.

rgalin@durangoherald.com