Forecaster: Greeley weather to take turn into winter-like pattern
May 16, 2017
About a tenth of an inch of rain fell in Greeley on Tuesday afternoon, along with nickel-sized hail in the western part of the city, heralding a shift to a cooler weather pattern for the rest of the week.
The cool down could bring below-freezing temperatures and the possibility of snow, according to the National Weather Service.
"We're going to make a fairly sharp transition to a winter-like pattern again," meteorologist Kyle Fredin said. "That can happen in May. It's not out of the question."
He said temperatures will fall sharply tonight into Thursday. He said the northern mountains and Front Range foothills will likely see snow.
"The mountains and foothills have a pretty good likelihood of getting some snow, probably in the 1-3 foot range," he said, noting it's difficult at this point for forecasters to say how low the snow will come into the Front Range. "What does it mean for Greeley? We're still not sure. Greeley tends to be on the rain side, because they're a little bit lower. We're going to try to give it another 12-24 hours and take a better look."
Today's high is expected to reach 68, with a low of 40. Thursday and Friday, high temperatures are expected to reach the upper-40s. Overnight lows will fall into the mid- to low-30s.
"I think Friday into Saturday morning, we're looking at temperatures probably in the lower-30s," he said. "If I had to guess, they'll probably be in that 28-33 degree range around much of the area."