Winter weather for all of eastern Colorado Sunday, Monday

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Published Saturday, October 24, 2020
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by Chris Sorensen

The National Weather Service has issued alerts for incoming winter weather Sunday and Monday.

A storm system will begin to drop into the state starting Saturday night, bringing colder temperatures and accumulating snow. Snow is expected to develop along the northern border during the evening hours, then continue spreading to the south Sunday.

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MAP Expected snowfall for October 24-27, 2020 - NWS
Expected snowfall for October 24-27, 2020. Courtesy NWS

In the northern part of the state, the heaviest snow is predicted for Sunday before tapering off later in the night into Monday morning. As much as six inches of snow is possible, along with wind gusts to 30 miles per hour. A winter weather advisory will be in place from 6:00 a.m. Sunday until 6:00 a.m. Monday.

Sunday's highs are forecast to be in the teens and low 20s, falling to single digits overnight.

Further south, from two to seven inches of snow is possible, along with wind gusts to 25 mph. A winter weather advisory will take effect at 6:00 p.m. Sunday, continuing until 6:00 p.m. Monday. Sunday's high temperatures will be in the upper 20s to low 30s, falling to single digits overnight.

Closer to Colorado's mountains, a winter storm warning will be in effect as soon at Saturday at midnight, continuing into Monday. Five to 10 inches of snow are expected in the Denver metro area, and greater amounts in the foothills.

Travel and road conditions are expected to be hazardous Sunday and Monday. Roads may become icy, slick and snow covered, making travel difficult or impossible. . The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging caution throughout the storm.

For the latest road conditions, check http://cotrip.org or call 5-1-1.

A gradual warmup comes to the area by the weekend, with temperatures returning to the upper 50s to low 60s Friday and Saturday.

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