DENVER (CBS4) – A windy Thursday is on the way to Denver and the Strip ahead with the potential to see gusts of 60-80 mph in the higher elevations west of Interstate 25. The Weather Service The nation has issued a High Wind Warning through 5 p.m. Thursday for the foothills and portions of the I-25 corridor between Fort Collins and the Wyoming state line.
Denver is not on alert but it will be windy Thursday, especially in the afternoon, with the potential for gusts as high as 35-45 mph. Those strong winds could cause some flight delays at Denver International Airport.
Winds in response to an oncoming storm system will move from the Pacific Northwest into the next 12 to 24 hours. This new storm will be a staple for New Year’s Eve celebrations around Colorado with widespread snowfall and very cold temperatures.
Here’s a little more info on snow time in Denver. A strong cold front will sweep through the Range ahead sometime in the late morning or early afternoon on Friday. Snow will begin to fly behind the previous face and the temperature will drop drastically. Most areas in the Denver metro will have snowfall at dusk. Once the snow begins, it will last through the night and into early Saturday morning.
Most Denver metros will see anywhere between 2 and 5 inches of snow with more total snow in the foothills and around Fort Collins. Those areas have been placed under Winter Storm Watch for total visibility in excess of 6 inches.
Conditions should clear quickly Saturday as the storm moves into the middle of the country. But it will be extremely cold with the highest temperature in Denver most likely in the teens.
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