DENVER -- Wind remains strong Tuesday over the mountains, with gusts of 30-70 mph above treeline.
A small piece of that wind will affect the Front Range during the afternoon with gusts of 15-30 mph. It will be a warming, downsloping wind.
Denver will be sunny to partly cloudy with a high of 62 degrees. It will be breezy in the afternoon.
The mountains will have lingering snow showers, then sunshine. It will be windy with highs in the 20s and 30s.
Winter storm watches are posted for Wednesday night into Thursday morning for the south and west suburbs, the foothills and Palmer Divide. Six to 12 inches of snow are forecast for those areas.
A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Wednesday and Thursday to highlight the snow potential.
In Denver, Loveland, Greeley and Fort Collins, look for 1-4 inches of snow from late Wednesday to Thursday morning.
Expect a snowy Thursday morning commute. Highs will be in the 30s on Thursday and overnight lows will be in the 20s.
The high mountains near the Continental Divide can expect 4-12 inches of snow accumulation.
This includes Loveland Ski Area, Arapahoe Basin, Winter Park, Longs Peak, Cameron Pass and Steamboat Springs. Wind gusts will be 30-60 mph.
Snow will taper off by midday Thursday. It will be dry on Friday and Saturday, with a much warmer high of 72 degrees on Saturday.
Another cold front with light snow is possible Sunday into Monday. It will be colder, with highs in the 30s and 40s.
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