Storm brings light snow, dangerous conditions to Eastern Plains
DENVER — Light snow fell in metro Denver early Monday and roads were wet. Drivers could encounter some icy spots.
The storm was much more intense east of the city where gusty winds and a few inches of snow were expected.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY was in effect for much of the northeastern plains and a BLIZZARD WATCH was up for the Colorado-Kansas border region.
I-70 closed in both directions from just east of Denver to Burlington because of blowing snow. Other highways closed as well.
There were a few school districts closed on the eastern plains because of the adverse conditions. Check snow closures here.
The bulk of the snow is across the Eastern Plains where 2-4 inches of accumulation is likely. A little fog is looming around the Foothills. Highs reach the upper 30s today.
The Mountains can expect another 1-3 inches of snow early then the snow will decrease. Highs in the 20s.
Skies will clear Monday night and temps will drop into the teens across the Front Range and Plains.
Winds will pick up Tuesday and Wednesday. A High Wind Watch is already in effect for the foothills just west of I-25 from the Wyoming border to just south of Castle Rock. The strong winds will warm temps in metro Denver into the upper 40s and low 50s both days.
It looks like a stormy pattern will continue later this week and weekend with two more storms in the forecast.
The first storm hits the Front Range Wednesday night into Thursday. The second storm arrives Saturday night into Sunday. Both look to bring accumulation.