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Heavy snow for the mountains, lighter snow for Denver & the plains

Monday will be cold with periods of snow
Posted at 8:29 AM, Dec 31, 2022
and last updated 2023-01-02 07:04:15-05

DENVER — Winter Storm Warnings are in effect through Monday for most of the mountains, a foot of snow is expected, with some locally heavier totals. Avalanche Danger is also high for our Front Range mountains through Tuesday morning.

Snow fell overnight in the Denver and across the eastern plains and any additional accumulation across the metro area will be light. On the commute to work, expect areas of fog and freezing drizzle.

Late tonight and early Monday will be a chance for some light freezing drizzle, turning to snow in Denver and across the eastern plains. Snow expected to intensify on Monday across the Front Range and plains.

Accumulations have been lighter than the storm last week - between 2-4 inches in the metro.

Travel will be hazardous at times in the mountains, with gusty winds, areas of blowing snow and heavy bursts of snow through the day on Monday. On the plains, the roads will become slippery during the day Monday and remain so Monday evening.

Skies gradually clear Tuesday for Denver and the eastern plains, but snow showers will continue in the mountains. Expect highs in the 30s Tuesday and Wednesday in Denver, with 20s in the mountains.

The weather will dry and milder Thursday, but a new storm will spread snow over the mountains on Friday. This next storm will mainly impact the mountains, with little precipitation expected for lower elevations.

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