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Denver and most of Colorado hit by heavy snow

Blizzard Warnings for the eastern plains
Posted at 2:57 PM, Jan 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-21 16:57:23-05

DENVER -- Cold air and snow has changed the landscape over Denver and the eastern plains from dry and brown to white and snowy!  The storm has dropped 4 to 8 inches of snow over much of the I-25 Corridor with 8 to 12 inches in the mountains.

The storm system will swirl away from Colorado overnight and the snow will end across the eastern plains after midnight.  Strong and cold northwest winds will cause blowing and drifting and Blizzard Warning will remain in effect for the northeast corner of the state through 5 AM Monday.

Denver 7 will continue the First Alert Action Day all through Monday morning due to slick roads and very cold temperatures as folks head back to work or school.

Skies will return to mostly sunny on Monday and temperatures will climb back into the mid- to upper 30s, so road conditions will improve greatly by midday.

A weak upper air disturbance will race across the central Rockies Monday night and Tuesday and may produce a few inches of snow for the northern and central mountains.  The plains might see a flurry on Tuesday, but nothing significant.

Warmer weather will return for Wednesday and Thursday with highs in the low to mid-50s on Wednesday in Denver and near 60 degrees on Thursday.  In the mountains, highs will climb into the 40s under mostly sunny skies, although it will be windy.

A minor storm system will arrive on Friday with 3 to 6 inches of snow possible for the mountains and a chance for light snow in Denver and across the eastern plains.

Next weekend will be cool, but there will not be another snowstorm.

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