Major Storm Ramps Up Tonight-Thursday

The storm system continues to develop to our west this evening and will really ramp up over the next 24 hours. From plummeting temps, to damaging winds, to severe weather, to blizzard conditions–this will be an October storm to remember for many in the northern Rockies stretching up through the Dakotas. Look at all the weather warnings, watches, and advisories as of Wednesday evening:


The snow and cold will take top headlines with this one as a large pool of cold air from northern Canada continues to drive south into the US helping to spin this system up. In terms of snowfall, the Dakotas are likely to see the bullseye with over 30 inches of snow still expected in spots.


In terms of cold, many locations will shatter record lows Friday and Saturday morning. Denver for example will see a low around 15 degrees, smashing the previous record low of 22. Las Vegas looks cold too with a forecasted low of 32 beating the previous record low of 43!

For us locally, it comes with our well advertised push of cold air. We’ll go from the 60s to near 70 Friday morning back into the 50s and then 40s by Friday night. Many locations will see upper 30s by Saturday morning.


This will come with a broken line of showers and perhaps a few rumbles.


The rain shouldn’t linger long but could be heavy in spots. Up to an inch is possible but most will see far less as this system will zip through quickly!