Snowfall in Ft. Collins
© Valerie Mosley/The Coloradoan
Just days after Fort Collins received a record-setting snow of more than a foot of powder and slush, more snow might on the way for Easter weekend.

The National Weather Service predicts a 40 percent chance of snow and rain Friday night and a 30 percent chance of snow Saturday morning.

If the snow does come, it won't be much. Less than an inch is forecast between 9 p.m. and midnight, and about half-inch is on the forecast for Saturday before noon.

Still, that's another 1.5 inches atop a mounting snow total for March, historically the snowiest month of the year for Fort Collins. Wednesday's snowfall of 13.4 inches put us at 21.1 inches for the month. The 1981-2010 average for March is 12.6 inches, so Fort Collins has collected 168 percent of the monthly average with a week remaining until April.

And that snow was wet. Between the rain and snow from the storm, Fort Collins received 1.44 inches of moisture, which puts the city nearly 2 inches over average for this time of year, and boosted the snow total for the season to 67 inches, which is 19 inches above average.

This bodes well for snowpack. In the South Platte River Basin, snowpack was 102 percent of average for this time of year before Wednesday's storm. It's now 106 percent of average, according to data from the National Water and Climate Center.

Wednesday's storm set a record, too. The previous record snowfall for March 23 was 6.7 inches in 2013, according to records from the Colorado Climate Center at Colorado State University.