Five things to know about Wednesday’s blizzard

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DENVER — A blizzard warning has been issued for sections of the metro area and the eastern Plains. A blizzard warning does not imply heavy snowfall but does imply strong wind and reduced visibility.

Here are five things to know about the blizzard as it approaches the area.

  • The wind will push in colder temperatures by Wednesday morning. Wednesday’s high will stay in the 30s, some 40 degrees-plus colder than Tuesday.
  • Rain and snow develop overnight and become heavier and more widespread by daybreak.
  • All precipitation will become snow during the colder day Wednesday.
  • The wind and snow will combine to make blizzard conditions possible across the metro area, but most especially east of Denver onto the Plains. Travel on Interstate 70 and Interstate 76 will be most treacherous Wednesday. A blizzard warning means the wind is 35 mph or stronger and visibility is less than one-quarter of a mile for at least three hours.
  • The evening commute will likely be slower than the morning, but plan on extra time for each.

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