Winter Storm Warning issued; up to 8″ of snow for Denver

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DENVER -- A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for metro Denver and Colorado’s Front Range as heavy snow is expected to fall Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

The warning goes into effect at 5 p.m. Wednesday through 11 a.m. Thursday. Denver could see 6-8" of snow with 10" possible in the southern and western suburbs.

It will certainly slow down holiday travel on the roads and at Denver International Airport. Travelers should be prepared for winter driving conditions.

"Snow will get underway on Wednesday afternoon then turn heavy into the evening hours before slowly ending Thursday morning," says Pinpoint Weather chief meteorologist Dave Fraser.

Much of the rest of Colorado is under a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Thursday’s high temperatures will struggle to reach 20 degrees, and more snow is in the forecast.

“There’s a chance of light snow showers on Christmas Eve for the mountains and a few flurries in the metro area,” says meteorologist Jennifer Broome.

Winter officially begins Wednesday night at 10:30.