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Parts of Colorado's mountains to see several inches of snow this weekend

Posted at 6:35 AM, Oct 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 09:34:55-04

A storm system is expected to bring several inches of snow to Colorado's highcountry this weekend.

The system will intensify over the central and northern Rocky Mountains and snow will fall steadily Saturday evening into Sunday morning. While the mountains get slowly buried by several inches of snow, the Denver metro area will stay pretty dry — not much rain, if any, and definitely no snow.

Blowing snow is expected Saturday into Sunday too, meaning driving conditions could be hazardous.

More light snow will fall in the mountains on Sunday evening.

Vail and Steamboat Springs will likely see the most snowfall with 3 inches expected. Fraser and Walden, both further north, could see 2 inches. If Estes Park gets snow over the weekend, it should stay at less than an inch.

By Monday, more snow will move in from the northwest and will fall throughout the day. We could see some heavier banded snow.

At lower elevations, the ground will stay dry, but gusty northtwest winds from the foothills across the plains are expected.