PHOTOS: Snow covers SE Colorado
Meteorologist Becky Ditchfield says the first storm in northern New Mexico will continue an eastward track into Oklahoma through Tuesday morning. Light snow finished falling across the metro area and the Front Range by late Monday. Snow bands weakened south of Colorado Springs and east of Limon by Tuesday morning, where gusty winds created blowing snow and reduced visibility Monday afternoon.
The cold front from the north moved in on Sunday night, providing a 30-degree drop in temperature, cold northerly winds and cloudy skies. Snow has been light across Denver and the northeastern plains, with snow accumulation in the 1 inch to 3 inch range.
Snowy conditions on the Eastern Plains caused several accidents on Monday. In Watkins, two adults and four children were involved in a rollover crash. All six were treated for minor injuries.
Officials warn that drivers should be careful across Colorado on Monday and into Tuesday.
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORIES have replaced the Blizzard Warnings for the eastern plains and southeastern Colorado as winds have died down, and weakening snow bands will only bring an additional 1 to 3 inches of snow by 8 a.m. Tuesday.
Both storm systems will move out Tuesday afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are in store for both Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures returning to seasonal highs, in the upper 30s and low 40s.
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