St. Patrick’s Day winter storm warning – CBS Denver

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DENVER (CBS4)- Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, we have a wet spring storm bringing a mix of rain and snow across Colorado, prompting a first day weather alert Thursday. Wet snow began early in the afternoon Wednesday across the mountains with light rain extending to the eastern plains during the afternoon drive.

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For the Denver metro area and the Eastern Plains, rain will change to snow during the evening with all snowfall after midnight through Thursday morning.

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There is a winter storm warning posted for the Denver metro area through noon Thursday. Expect 4 to 8 inches in the Denver metro area with 5 to 15 inches inland and near the foothills on the west and south side of Mile High City.

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There are also winter weather advisories in place for some of the mountains for 5 to 10 inches of snowfall and the eastern plains from Limon to the Kansas line for 2 to 4 inches by noon Thursday.

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Further south in the Saguache Range and the Sangre De Cristo Mountains, snowfall amounts can be in the range of 6 to 10 inches.

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The morning drive around Front Range on Thursday will be muddy and icy in spots. Plan extra time. The afternoon ride will have some showers but will be in much better shape.

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