A handful of cold fronts and a forecast of better moisture promises snow and rain twice this week.
Update 11/23/2020 8pm:
The forecasters at weather5280 have created a snowfall forecast map that I agree with. This storm will favor the Palmer Divide and central Rocky Mountains. Longmont may see a Trace to 2" (They give us about the same a Trace to 3 inches). This isn't a large storm or a cold storm, but the moisture is welcome.
End 11/23 8pm update.
We'll start with the 10 day forecast watching the temperatures settle closer to the 40s this week (with an exception on Monday). Cold fronts (blue dashed lines in Figure 1 below) will keep cooling us down Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The first and last cold front in this series should bring rain and nighttime snow. This weekend will be mild and dry.
The Longer Range Forecast:
The next cold front is driven by a deep strong trough approaching Monday and Tuesday (Figure 2). This trough will pull in better moisture than expected a few days ago (Figure 3) with a surface low forming over eastern Colorado. A pretty good up slope flow will create a rain/snow event Monday evening into Tuesday morning (Figure 4).
It looks like it will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid-40s with breezy east winds for Thanksgiving Day. A cold front arriving in the late afternoon will bring in a smaller chance of rain and snow than we saw Monday and Tuesday. There is less atmospheric moisture expected with this system (Figure 5) than we saw earlier in the week. The up slope snow shield is expected to be more limited as well (Figure 6).
The 10 day snowfall total for Longmont might total near 4-6 inches (Figure 7) with about three quarters of an inch of liquid water (Figure 8). Here's hoping we get that and more!