6 inches of Denver snow by Wednesday, even more in other areas

DENVER — After a mild weekend, another spring storm system began peppering the state Monday.

Less than an inch of snow was expected to arrive in the Denver metro area on Monday, but by the time Wednesday rolls around, those totals are expected to be between four and six inches. Other areas of the state can expect even more.

The Northern Front Range and the Foothills are expected to have the most accumulation by Wednesday night, with two to three feet possible. Estes Park is looking like it may get the brunt of the storm, with 21 inches in the forecast.

Winds increased Sunday evening ahead of the three-day storm, and they were already causing minor delays at the Denver International Airport, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

High temperatures will be in the 40s across the metro area Monday, which will likely cause most of the early snow in this storm system from accumulating. Temperatures are expected to dip into the low 30s Tuesday and Wednesday as the snow starts to pile up.

Highs should start climbing back near the 50s by the time Friday rolls around, and those temperatures are expected to stick around for the weekend.