Storm set to deliver snow to Denver metro area, Plains

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DENVER -- An early spring storm is set to move into the Denver metro area on Tuesday and with it a chance of significant snow, Pinpoint Weather forecasters predict.

The first of two classic spring snowstorms is set to arrive overnight Tuesday and last through the day Wednesday.

It will be sunny with wave clouds and gusty winds developing this afternoon and a high near 70 degrees ahead of the storm.  Winter storm watches will go into effect for the eastern half of Denver and the Plains as the cold front makes its way into the metro area.

Expect snow across the Front Range during the Wednesday morning commute as well as the evening commute, with wet and icy roads likely. Temperatures will drop into the 20s early Wednesday, with snow expected before daybreak on the Plains.

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Snowfall totals will increase farther east of Denver. Three to 6 inches are expected for the metro area, with with up to 7 inches at Denver International Airport and possibly up to a foot farther east on the Plains. Winter weather advisories and winter storm warnings are up for the mountains, where snow will also fall.

A second snowstorm will arrive Friday night and last through Saturday with early projections of 3-6 inches of snow for the Front Range.

The early Easter forecast looks for it to be sunny and chilly with temperatures around 20 degrees for sunrise services before climbing to about 50 by late afternoon.

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