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Winter Storm Watch issued for weekend spring storm

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DENVER — A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for the I-25 urban corridor, the Front Range Foothills and Mountains beginning late Saturday night through Sunday evening. The Watch includes metro Denver.

Rain and snow will develop late Saturday across the I-25 urban corridor and turn to all snow overnight. It may be heavy at times. Snowfall is expected to decrease by late Sunday evening. Some places in Denver could see up to 6″ of snow, with more just south of town.

The high in Denver Saturday is expected to climb into the 70s before things change.

But then the spring storm system will drop southeast across the Rocky Mountains late Saturday night and Sunday morning while a cold front drops south across the plains at the same time.

The combination will bring heavy wet snow that could accumulate enough on trees that are beginning to grow leaves to break limbs.

Some snow and slush could could turns roads slick, especially on overpasses and bridges.

Even more snow is forecast for the Front Range Foothills and Mountains. It’s expected to start falling Saturday night and there could be 10-17″ in places before it tapers off Sunday night.

A Winter Storm Watch means there is potential for significant snow that could impact travel. Watch FOX31 Denver News and keep up to date with the resources below on KDVR.com.

Pinpoint Weather resources

LINK: Pinpoint Weather forecast

LINK: Interactive Radar, watch the storm develop and progress as it happens

LINK: Delays and closings

LINK: Android Pinpoint Weather App       iPhone Pinpoint Weather App