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Colorado weather forecast: More snow in mountains, warmer in the Front Range

9:28 PM, Jan 30, 2013   |    comments
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KUSA - You asked for it, and snow is in the forecast at least through Thursday afternoon, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

Moist air has made its way into the mountains and snow has become more widespread through Wednesday morning. Snowfall amounts will be from 2 to 4 inches today and higher amounts of 3 to 6 inches are expected through this evening. Stronger winds in high mountain passes will cause blowing and drifting snow.

A WINTER STORM WARNING is in effect through 5 p.m. Thursday for Park and Northern Gore Ranges and Rabbit Ears Pass. Gusts could reach up to 50 mph and reduce visibility to zero at times. Also in the warning area are Rocky Mountain National Park, Eisenhower Tunnel and Winter Park.

It will be mostly dry east of the Divide, but winds will be a nuisance. Winds in and near the foothills through tonight could reach up to 60 mph. Strong winds are forecast through Thursday making it difficult for drivers of high profile and light vehicles.

The cold air is slowly moving out and a warming trend is expected through the weekend. Highs on Wednesday will be near the seasonal average, and reach into the 50s by Friday. The weekend weather will be mostly dry and warm with highs in the mid to upper 50s.

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