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KUSA - A huge late-season blizzard in the Dakotas will create powerful winds along the Front Range Monday.

A HIGH WIND WARNING is in effect for the northern Front Range foothills to the Wyoming border and across to the northeastern Plains. In foothills communities winds from 25 to 45 mph will be common with some gusts reaching 70 mph Monday.

In the Denver metro area the western suburbs will have winds up to 60 mph Monday morning, with the rest of town experiencing gusts up to 50 mph.

Skies will be partly cloudy with much cooler temperatures on Monday in the lower 50s from Denver north to Fort Collins and Greeley.

In the northern and central mountains snow from 5 to 10 inches is in the forecast through 9 a.m. Monday. Over the higher passes wind blown snow will create very low visibility, making travel very difficult.

The worst of this storm will be from the Black Hills of South Dakota up into central North Dakota where over a foot of snow whipped by 50 mph winds is forecast through Tuesday morning. A huge BLIZZARD WARNING is in effect until early Tuesday morning.

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