Q2 Weather: Blustery on Saturday with a wintry turn coming Sunday

Posted at 2:50 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 18:50:17-05

The weather Saturday will be defined by the gusty winds east of the divide, the weather scenario almost exactly mirrors what we saw last week when winds blew upwards of 50 mph.

This pattern will break down over the course of the day on Sunday as a wintry system pushes across the state.

There will be plenty of moisture as well as enough forcing to create widespread snowfall.

It will begin in the northwest on Saturday night and push into the southwest by early Sunday. Over the course of the day on Sunday there will be widespread snowfall across the state.

The heavier accumulations will be above 3500 feet where forecasts are for more than six inches of snow in many places.

At lower elevations there is the chance to accumulate 1-4 inches.

Winds will die down and shift to be out of the north over the course of the day on Sunday, but especially in the morning hours will create blowing snow and very hazardous travel conditions.

Travel, especially in the western half of the state will be hazardous on Sunday.

The whole system passes by once Monday afternoon rolls around and we will be left with noticeably colder temperatures on the other side of this cold-frontal system. High temperatures on Monday will be in the single digits and teens with wind chills pushing below zero.