A strong winter storm spinning across the Four Corners arrived on the Front Range Friday night.

It'll be a fast but furious storm, delivering up to 8 inches in the immediate Denver Metro Area, with higher amounts south of the city by Saturday morning. The Front Range mountains will have plenty of fresh powder for skiers and boarders Saturday.

Snow Forecast through Saturday, February 23

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for much of the Denver Metro Area, Front Range foothills and mountains through Saturday morning.

The Eastern Plains will be under a Winter Weather Advisory overnight until 5 am, that's when a Blizzard Warning will go into effect and continue until 11 pm. Heavy snow and very strong wind gusts up to 60 mph will make travel difficult, if not impossible. 

Travel Advisories across Colorado

Snow is expected to end early Saturday morning in Denver as the system shifts east.  Look for  clearing throughout the afternoon with wind gusts up to 30 mph at times.

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Warmer and drier weather is forecast for most of next week.

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