Cold air blast, snow moves in Friday

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DENVER — A blast of cold air is moving into the metro area Friday and will drop our temperatures into the 20s.

FOX31 Denver meteorologist Jennifer Broome said wind gusts near 40 mph are possible this afternoon as the cold front moves in.

Snow has already started falling in the mountains and a few small flurries were seen in Downtown Denver early Friday morning.

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More flurries and light snow are possible in the foothills and metro area this afternoon through Saturday night.

It will be bone-chilling for the Broncos game Saturday. Temperatures at kickoff will be around 18. As the sun goes down, temps will fall. The low for Saturday is just 5 degrees.

Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for most of the mountains. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for the San Juans with a Blizzard Warning in effect for eastern San Juans, Broome said.

Widespread snow totals in mountains should be 4 to 8 inches with 10 to 20 inches possible.

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The snow will move out Saturday night.