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Cold front bringing rain, snow, and wind to Colorado

Storms and showers in Denver tonight
Posted at 5:24 AM, Mar 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-16 07:50:31-04

DENVER —  Showers and storms affecting the Front Range tonight as well as the eastern plains. A storm system moving through the state is creating rain for metro Denver, as well as snow for the high country. 

Winds will also pick up tonight as the storm rolls through.  A High Wind Warning for the eastern plains has been issued around Burlington- in effect from late tonight through tomorrow afternoon. We could see gusts near 75 mph through early tomorrow morning. 

A winter weather advisory has also been issued for the northern and central mountains as well as NE Colorado around Sterling and Akron.  3-6 inches of snow expected in these areas through Friday.

After a few rain and snow showers across the Metro Area tonight, skies will gradually clear out on Friday.  It will be breezy and slightly cooler tomorrow.  We'll see highs in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees to end the week.  

What we really need is a good snow storm!  Snow has been scarce this season with only seen 19.6" of snow at Denver International Airport — about half normal at this point in the season.  

In the mountains, the snow-pack is roughly at 70 percent of normal for the season, with the southern mountain areas in the worst shape. The storms in late February did help, but the recent mild and quiet weather has lessened the snow-pack a bit in the past week.  Looking ahead — we could use several more good snowstorms!

There are some signs of a change in the weather pattern around the middle of the month with a better chance for heavier snow around St. Patrick's Day.