March snow on the way; slushy conditions likely won’t stick for long

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DENVER -- March will end much snowier than average and the total looks to grow before the month ends.

Denver International Airport has recorded 18.4 inches of snowfall this month compared to the average of 11.4 inches. So far, it ranks as the 27th snowiest March since record keeping began in 1881.

The next system is moving across the western U.S. and will bring its impact to Colorado and Wyoming Tuesday night through Thursday.

Winds picked up from the south Tuesday afternoon and brought scattered rain showers to the I-25 corridor. Gusts will reach around 25 mph.

There were also reports of thunderstorms ahead of a forecast change over to snow for late Tuesday into Wednesday and Thursday.

Periods of snow are expected Wednesday with 1-3 inches of accumulation along the Front Range from Fort Collins to Boulder to Denver to Castle Rock. Some snow will continue Thursday and could put down another inch of snow, but none of this new snow will stick around long with warm ground temperatures

Slushy roads will be the commuting problem for Wednesday and Thursday but there will be minor amounts for the area compared to last week's blizzard.

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