Winter to hit Denver and the mountains hard tonight and through Sunday

A hard shot of winter is expected to hit Colorado late Saturday afternoon bringing widespread snow to the mountains, foothills and eastern plains through Sunday, according to the National Weather Service. Metro residents should see snow totals of up to four inches in some areas by late Sunday.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for late tonight though Sunday afternoon for the mountains and foothills. Snow fall totals by late Sunday will range from four to eight inches across the mountains and foothills with higher amounts up to 10 inches above 10,000 feet.

Across the plains, one to four inches can be expected with higher amounts in Denver and areas west of Interstate 25, the NWS said.

Lower amounts of a dusting up to one inch of snow is expected for the far eastern plains.

Snow will gradually diminish late Sunday and into early Monday with snow showers ending by noon Monday, forecasters said.

Temperatures today should rise to the mid-50s in Denver and drop to the low 20s by tonight.

 

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