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Snow developing in the mountains overnight, winds increasing Tuesday

The next cold front will bring very strong winds on Tuesday
mike weather 2-27-23
Posted at 5:44 AM, Feb 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-02-27 19:33:17-05

DENVER — Clouds will increase over the mountains tonight with snow developing. Denver and the eastern plains will stay clear to partly cloudy. Lows will be in the single digits and teens in the mountains with 20s for lower elevations.

A fast moving cold front will race across Colorado on Tuesday. This front will drop 3 to 6 inches of snow over the mountains and may bring a few rain and snow showers to Denver and the I-25 Corridor around midday Tuesday - amounts will be light.

The main impact of the cold front will be very strong winds that will roar over the mountains and foothills with the passage of the front. Winds will increase to 40-60 mph along the foothills by late morning on Tuesday, driving conditions in the mountains and foothills will be difficult due to wind, snow and poor visibility.

Denver and the eastern plains can expect strong winds from the northwest Tuesday afternoon with gusts of 30-50 mph. Some blowing dust will create poor visibility and drivers with high profile vehicles will have to hold tightly to the steering wheel!

Winds will lessen Tuesday evening, but another storm system will approach Colorado for Wednesday. More snow will fall in the mountains with 4 to 8 inches possible. Denver and the I-25 Corridor will get a mix of light rain and snow Wednesday, but amounts should be light.

Skies will clear early Thursday, with chilly temperatures, but no bitter cold. Highs on Thursday will be in the 30s in Denver and in the 20s in the mountains with good skiing conditions thanks to the fresh snow.

Friday may again see a little light rain and snow for Denver and a few inches of snow in the mountains - ahead of some warmer weather that will move into the region for the weekend into early next week.

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