Major winter storm headed for Colorado, get prepared now for the weekend storm

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DENVER — A major winter storm is headed for Colorado and we are still anticipating feet of snow across the Denver metro area, with the heaviest snow in the foothills and northern Front Range mountains.

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This strong storm system is now swirling in from the west coast and bringing snow to parts of Nevada, Utah and Colorado’s western slope.

Skies today will be partly cloudy in Denver this afternoon, with a few spotty showers. We’ll see a chance of light snow tonight while bracing for the heavy snow that will hit on Saturday and Sunday.

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By Friday, the precipitation will become all snow and increase in coverage and intensity. Temperatures will drop to the 40s on Thursday and into the 30s on Friday.

The heaviest snow should fall Friday night through Saturday afternoon and gradually taper off to flurries on Sunday. It appears that western and southern suburbs of Denver could see 12-24 inches of snow. The foothills and mountains east of the Continental Divide may receive 24-48 inches of snow. The eastern plains will have a mix of rain and snow, but should get at least an inch of welcome moisture (melted total).

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While this storm is still a few days away, it will bring a lot of moisture into Colorado, producing one of the heaviest snowfalls in the Denver area in several years. Stay with Denver7 as we continue to monitor the development of this storm system. We will fine-tune this forecast throughout the week!

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