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Colorado weather: Snowy Saturday, Sunday ahead for the entire state

The snow is back again for Colorado and will last through the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow was already starting in the mountains Saturday morning and will move down through the foothills, metro area and plains by Sunday night, according to a NWS Hazardous Weather Outlook.

Any Saturday snow will be light, with minimal accumulation, the outlook stated.

Sunday is when it starts to get intense, bringing heavy snowfall that could measure up to 14 inches in the mountains, 8 inches in the foothills and across the Palmer Divide, 4 inches in the metro area and 2 inches over the plains, NWS meteorologists said.

“Snowfall amounts around Denver will be in the 2 to 4 inch range with … up to 6 inches in the far western and southern suburbs,” the Hazardous Weather Outlook stated.

For the Denver area and across the plains, mid-day thunderstorms will turn to snow late Sunday afternoon into early Sunday evening, according to NWS meteorologists.

The rain will start in the metro area Saturday evening and continue off-and-on overnight, according to the forecast. Even with the rainy weather, Denver will see a high of 66 degrees Saturday before temperatures drop to an overnight low of 38 degrees.

Sunday will bring high temperatures around 57 degrees to the city, but as the warm weather slowly cools to an overnight low of 23 degrees, the rain will turn to snow.

The heaviest snow in the Denver area will fall between 9 p.m. Sunday and 3 a.m. Monday, NWS forecasters said.

Gusty winds throughout the state — but especially across the plains and Palmer Divide — may cause blowing snow, poor visibility and white-out conditions Sunday, meteorologists said.

Sunday’s snow will last through the night, impacting weekend travelers trying to get home Sunday and morning commuters Monday, the Hazardous Weather Outlook stated.

The largest danger for travel is at higher elevations and over mountain passes, but lower elevations might still see poor travel conditions Sunday night, NWS meteorologists said.

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