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Warmer for Denver, more snow for the mountains.

Posted at 5:05 AM, Mar 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-05 20:14:35-05

DENVER — There is a new storm system moving into Colorado from the Pacific Coast. This storm will bring heavy snow to the mountains, rain and snow for the mountain valleys and clouds for Denver and the eastern plains.

The storm will pull milder air in from the West Coast, so snow levels will be around 8,000 to 9,000 feet with rain showers at lower elevations of western Colorado. Denver and the eastern plains will have mainly mid-to high level clouds and moderating temperatures. By daybreak, readings in the Metro area should be in the upper teens to low 20s.

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The mountains will pick up snow and the Northern and Central Mountains are under a Winter Storm Warning for about 10 to 20 inches of snow in the next 36 hours. The Southwest Mountains will receive around 8 to 12 inches of snow.

There is a chance that a few rain and snow showers will cross over the plains, especially across parts of northern Colorado Wednesday. There will be a slight chance of light snow in Denver through early Thursday.

Temperatures will be milder with highs in the mid-40s. Even warmer weather is expected Thursday and Friday with highs in the low to mid-50s for the Denver metro area.

A new chance for snow will arrive statewide Friday night and Saturday. The storm for next weekend does not appear that it will be as cold or as strong as the last one!

Drier and milder weather will return again for Sunday and Monday, followed by a strong storm late next Tuesday and Wednesday that could bring heavy snow to the mountains and plains!