Snow storm brings snow and cold to Denver metro area

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2-4 inches of snow possible for Metro on Saturday

January storm

DENVER — Cold air and a snow storm kicked off a blustery, wintery weekend in metro Denver and throughout the state’s high country Saturday.

Temperatures Saturday lingered in the 20s, with at least two inches of snow on the ground by 10 a.m. Numerous delays were reported at Denver International Airport, and at least 60 flights were cancelled, DIA said.

A strong Canadian cold front hit on Friday, bringing snow, wind and a 40-degree temperature drop.

LINK: Ski resort snow totals

In metro Denver, the front moved through the pre-dawn hours of Saturday with snow increasing by sunrise.  It’s expected to slowly taper off during the late afternoon.

At this time we are predicting 2 to 4 inches of snow across the city with a little more in the foothills west of town.

The mountains are looking to get between 5 to 16 inches of snow.

LINK: Follow storm with interactive radar

Highs stay in the teens and 20s both Saturday and Sunday, with overnight lows dropping below zero by Monday morning.

More light snow will fall on Sunday with some additional accumulation of about an inch.

A warming trend kicks in for the rest of the week.