Metro Denver and the Front Range may experience up to seven inches of snow between Saturday-Sunday. (Shutterstock)
DENVER, CO – Snow – lots of snow– is headed toward Denver starting on Saturday after 9 a.m., the National Weather Service said. Up to seven inches, what could be the single largest accumulation so far this winter, is expected to fall on Denver and the Front Range Saturday into Sunday around 11 a.m.
In the mountains, 15 to 30 inches of snow may accumulate will be possible, NWS said. Winds gusting up to 45 mph at times will produce areas of blowing snow and poor visibility.
"Travel could be very difficult," a winter advisory from the NWS said. "The cold wind chills as low as 20 below zero could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes."
Here’s the official NWS forecast for the weekend:
A chance of rain before 7pm, then a chance of rain and snow between 7pm and 9pm, then a chance of snow after 9pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 21. East northeast wind 3 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Snow likely, mainly after noon. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 32. Northeast wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
Snow. The snow could be heavy at times. Low around 2. Wind chill values as low as -7. Northeast wind 6 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.
A 50 percent chance of snow. Cloudy, with a high near 15. Wind chill values as low as -9. Northeast wind around 6 mph. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.
A 30 percent chance of snow, mainly before midnight. Cloudy, with a low around 1. Northeast wind 3 to 6 mph.
Winter Weather Highlights in effect for much of north central & northeast CO. Snow & wind will result in difficult driving conditions in the high country thru Sunday morning. Conditions will begin to deteriorate across the Front Range Urban Corridor Saturday morning. #cowx pic.twitter.com/c8ad3rfoV3— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) March 2, 2019
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