Winter storm to bring 4-8″ of snow to Denver by Friday AM

DENVER — A storm that has already dumped several inches of snow in Colorado’s mountains will begin to move into the metro area Thursday evening. Metro Denver, the Front Range and Eastern Plains are under a Winter Storm Warning through Friday morning.

Heavy snow was expected to develop Thursday night and continue through Friday morning in Denver. There could be 4-8″ on the ground for the morning commute Friday. The Foothills could see up to a foot of snow.

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Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says we’re under a Winter Storm Warning for heavy snow and hazardous winter driving conditions that are expected to develop.

Additional snow is forecast to fall in Metro Denver during the day Friday that could add to the accumulation. Snowfall could linger into Saturday.

The storm was expected to bring 1-3 feet of snow to some mountain locations.

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CDOT closed eastbound Interstate 70 at Vail at 6 a.m. because snow had caused several crashes on Vail pass. CDOT did not say when the highway would reopen.

LINK: Colorado ski reports

The weekend looks cold with highs near 26 on Saturday and 32 on Sunday.

In New Jersey, the forecast for the Super Bowl still looks like a mostly cloudy day with temperatures near 32 at kickoff and temperatures falling through the 20s through the game.