MESA COUNTY, Colo. (KKCO) - There's a change in the weather and snow is on the way.
According to the National Weather Service, this hazardous weather outlook is for eastern Utah and Western Colorado.
A major winter-like storm will bring significant accumulations of snow to the mountains of Eastern Utah beginning Tuesday then spreading over the mountains of Colorado Tuesday night.
North winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts as high as 45 mph will develop across the eastern Uinta Mountains and eastern Tavaputs and Roan Plateaus Tuesday night resulting in areas of blowing and drifting snow.
Wednesday through Monday of next week snowfall will continue largely unabated over much of the region through Thursday bringing snowfall accumulations approaching two feet in some mountain areas. Valley areas in the north and possibly areas along the south flank of the San Juan Mountains could see as much as 6 inches of heavy, wet snow by early Thursday. Snowfall will gradually diminish Thursday night. A series of disturbances in the northwest flow could bring additional snow to the northern mountains of Colorado off and on through the weekend.
Tonight: Numerous rain showers in the evening then numerous snow showers after midnight. Snow accumulation around one inch with lows in the 20s. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Wednesday: Snow showers likely in the morning then rain and snow likely in the afternoon. Colder with snow accumulation around one inch. Highs in the 30s. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Wednesday night: Cloudy with rain and snow likely in the evening then snow likely after midnight. No snow accumulation. Lows in the 20s. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Thursday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of snow showers in the morning then a slight chance of rain and snow showers in the afternoon. Highs 35 to 45. North winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 20 percent. Thursday night: Mostly cloudy with lows in the 20s. East winds 10 to 15 mph after midnight.
Friday and Friday Night: Mostly cloudy with highs in the 40s. Lows 25 to 35.
Saturday: Partly sunny with Highs 45 to 55.
Hazardous weather outlook for Animas River Basin, Arches/Grand Flat, Canyonlands/Natural Bridges, Central Colorado River Basin, Central Gunnison and Uncompahgre River Basin, Central Yampa River Basin, Debeque to Silt corridor, eastern Uinta basin, Eastern Uinta mountains, Elkhead and Park Mountains, Flat Tops, Four Corners/Upper Dolores River, Gore and Elk Mountains/Central Mountains, Grand and Battlement Mesas, Grand Valley, La Sal and Abajo Mountains, lower Yampa River Basin, Northwest San Juan Mountains, Paradox Valley/Lower Dolores River, Roan and Tavaputs Plateaus, San Juan River Basin, Southeast Utah, Southwest San Juan Mountains, Tavaputs Plateau, Uncompahgre Plateau and Dallas Divide, Upper Gunnison River Valley, Upper Yampa River Basin, West Elk and Sawatch Mountains:
A major winter-like storm will bring the first significant snowfall accumulations to the mountains and some valley areas beginning Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.