Big weather change on the way Saturday

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DENVER -- A cold front is heading to the Denver metro area on Saturday with increasing clouds and highs in the mid-50s. A few rain showers will develop across the area in the afternoon and evening.

The rain will mix with and then change to snow by the evening. The snow will end early Sunday.

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Snow will fall Saturday in the mountains with accumulation of 4-6 inches. Some higher spots could get up to a foot.

Conditions will be slushy at many resorts. The wind could gust to 50-100 mph near the Continental Divide so blowing and drifting could make for tricky travel and avalanche threats.

The snow will dive into southern Colorado on Sunday and then end.

The dry weather pattern that has dominated in early February returns for much of next week. Expect mainly sunny skies, a little wind from time to time, and highs in the 50s to 60s.

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