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Heaviest snow will fall Saturday night with big impact to roads expected; Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

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DENVER — Snowfall is moving into the Front Range this afternoon and will become heavier this evening. With temperatures well below freezing already, road conditions will quickly deteriorate. It will be best to stay inside tonight if you don’t need to be out on the roads.

Here’s a look at some of the totals we have seen as of 4 p.m. Saturday afternoon:

Snowfall will be heaviest in Metro Denver from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. tonight and is expected to get lighter after midnight. Temperatures will fall to the single digits Sunday morning.

There will be some flurries and light snow showers on and off through the day on Sunday. High temperatures will only make it to the teens on Sunday afternoon.

Snowfall totals from now through Sunday night will range from 4-8 inches for most of Metro Denver but will be closer to 6-12 inches on the west and south sides of town (foothills and Palmer Divide).

Some of the central mountains will see over a foot of snowfall.

The northern Front Range and eastern plains will see an additional 3-6 inches on top of what they have already seen. This will be a banded snowfall event meaning that areas under the heavy bands of snow will see the highest totals.

Snowfall will clear by early Monday morning. Roads are still expected to be slick so allow extra time to get to where you need to be. Highs will only reach the 20s that afternoon.

Drier and warmer weather move in on Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will reach the 50s again by Thursday with a 20 percent chance for evening rain showers.

Check interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Matt Makens, Christine Rapp, Chris Tomer, Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, and Jessica Lebel.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

We’re tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News – and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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