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Snow totals deeper than we’ve seen in a year expected this weekend


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DENVER -- Metro Denver is included in a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect at 6 p.m. Saturday through noon on Sunday. Other alerts have been issued across parts of Colorado in anticipation of this snowstorm, for the latest in your area click here.

The mountains will do well with the storm getting up to a foot, in a few cases over a foot, of new snowfall possible at area ski resorts.  However, travel in and out of the mountains from late Saturday through Sunday will be difficult.

Denver's snow will arrive by Sunday morning and will last throughout the day.

The long duration of snow will allow snow totals for the city and northern Front Range to end up between 3 to 6 inches, in a few areas more than 6 inches is possible.

There will be higher totals possible to the west of Denver in the Foothills, to the east of the airport and south of town over the higher terrain across the Palmer Divide. In these areas 4-8" of accumulating snow is possible.

And, the roads will be impacted. Crews have treated area highways ahead of the storm. However, there will be some melting then freezing, so expect slushy and icy conditions if you have to be out Sunday.

The last time Denver saw more than 4" from a single snowstorm was back on December 16, 2016 with 4.2" of snow.

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