Sunday snow storm begins in Denver

DENVER — Welcome back, winter.

Snow returned to Colorado Sunday, with 1 to 3 inches expected in the Denver metropolitan area and more than a foot in parts of the high country.

“The storm arrives late Saturday night, first in the form of rain around the Denver area,” FOX 31 Denver forecaster Shanna Mendiola said. “Overnight, cooler temperatures will change showers into a rain-snow mix through late morning, with a cold front changing showers over to all snow by early Sunday afternoon, and lasting through Sunday night.”

Mountain storms had already closed portions of Interstate 70 at Vail Pass, Georgetown and elsewhere as of 5 p.m.

The advisories are scheduled from 6 a.m. until midnight on Sunday.

Snow will be wet and heavy at times, she said. Broken tree limbs and slushy roads are very likely, and gusty winds may cause visibility problems.

Light snow may linger into Monday morning’s commute. By Monday afternoon, the sun should emerge, melting some snow.

But don’t break out the shorts just yet — another storm arrives Wednesday night into Thursday, bringing another chance of snow.