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A strong storm is headed to Colorado

Heavy snow for the Colorado high country, wind on the plains
Posted at 5:35 AM, Dec 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 00:04:04-05

DENVER — A minor disturbance will spread some thicker clouds and a few snow showers over the mountains tonight and Thursday. Snow amounts will be only an inch or two in the mountains, while Denver and the eastern plains stay dry with just some high clouds. Lows tonight will be in the teens in the mountains and 20s for the plains.

For Thursday, Denver and the eastern plains will have more dry weather with highs in the 40s to low 50s. Winds will be gusty from the west at 20-30 mph.

Heavy snow will fall in the mountains at times for the next several days. Strong winds will whip over the mountains, foothills and across the eastern plains. Gusts on Friday will reach 70 mph in the mountains and 40-50 mph for Denver and the plains.

A significant surge of moisture will move into the Colorado high country for Friday through Sunday. Periods of snow, heavy at times can be expected for most of the mountains! Snow totals may be 10 to 20 inches for areas along and west of the Continental Divide through the weekend.

The type of storm system will favor the mountains, at the expense of the plains. Most of the moisture from this upcoming storm will be intercepted by the mountains, leaving just a little snow for Denver and vicinity.

Expect clouds and windy conditions Friday with highs in the 40s in the Denver area. There may be some scattered rain and snow showers developing later in the day.

For Denver and the eastern plains, there will be a chance for light snow Saturday afternoon and light snow again on Sunday. Right now, it does not look like this storm will bring heavy snow to Denver, perhaps a couple inches.

Colder temperatures can be expected for all of Colorado into early next week.