Winter Storm Watch issued for Denver, Eastern Plains

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DENVER — A strong winter storm heading into Colorado could bring significant snow to metro Denver.

“Snow spreads into the Mountains Thursday morning,” says meteorologist Chris Tomer. “Accumulations on Thursday should be under 6 inches except in the San Juans where 6-12″ are likely.”

And then the snow spreads into Denver and the Eastern Plains at the tail end of the evening commute Thursday. It looks like it’s going to snow all day Friday.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Front Range including Denver and the Eastern Plains beginning late Thursday afternoon through Friday evening.

“Snow will continue into the Friday morning rush hour with heavy accumulations possible,” Tomer says. “Right now I’m forecasting 4-8 inches of total snow in Denver, Aurora and Broomfield. 6-10″ appears likely across the Eastern Plains and Palmer Divide. 3-6 inches likely in Fort Collins and Greeley,”

Meteorologist Jennifer Broome says the Easterm Plains are going to get the worst of it. There could be blizzard conditions with high winds accompanying the heavy snowfall south and east of Denver.

She says the weekend will be chilly with a high in Denver of 36 degrees Saturday and 43 degrees on Sunday.

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