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Winter storm in Colorado: Where to expect snow this time

Colorado is in for another mid-week storm with heavy snowfall in the mountains and light snow in the city Wednesday night.
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DENVER — Another Wednesday, another snow storm in the Centennial State.

Mother Nature has a thing for Wednesdays as the past three out of four have featured snowfall in the Denver metro area.

This time, the low pressure system will stay well to the south of Colorado, lessening the chance for significant snow in Denver, but we'll see very light snow showers nonetheless.

Clouds continue to increase across the state Wednesday with light snow or snow showers over Colorado's mountains spreading onto the eastern plains as the day goes on.

We're likely looking at a dusting to an inch of snowfall around the Denver metro area with slightly higher amounts around Golden and Boulder. The only concern is the timing as it could slow down the Wednesday evening commute.

Snow continues overnight then gradually decreases later on Thursday as cooler, drier air moves in. Accumulations for the eastern plains should remain relatively light.

The southwest San Juans will see the heaviest snow as they're under a Winter Storm Warning through Thursday morning for one to two feet of new snow.

A Winter Weather Watch is in effect for the Sangre de Cristos for 3 to 8 inches of new snow by Thursday evening.

And a Winter Weather Advisory for the Grand Mesa, West Elk and Sawatch mountains as well as the Northwest San Juans for 4 to 8 inches of snow. 

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Temperatures sink into the upper 30s and lower 40s on Wednesday and Thursday around the Denver metro area. 

This system will move out Thursday morning and we'll see gradually clearing skies by the afternoon.

Friday will see a weak disturbance push across the state Friday night bringing the possibility of light snow or snow showers to the greater metro area.

Then Saturday and Sunday will return to mostly sunny skies with highs warming to the 50s in Denver by Sunday. 

WEATHER LINE 9: Updated weather info at 303-871-1492.

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