DENVER (CBS4) – Our heavy Spring snow maker is slowly but surely working its way away from Colorado. Snow will decrease and come to an end overnight near the Front Range. The eastern and southeastern plains however, are looking at a different picture. The storm will be pounding those areas all night with wind and snow.
With the clearing skies overnight Denver and the entire Front Range will drop into the deep freeze. There is a Freeze Warning from 10pm Saturday through 8am Sunday for all of the Front Range and surrounding plains into northeastern Colorado.
There is a Blizzard Warning in place for Kit Carson and Cheyenne counties into Kansas through Sunday. Winds gusting up to 60 mph will be blowing snow across many of the roadways of the eastern plains into Kansas. Some of which have already been closed. Check with CDOT road conditions before venturing east to Kansas in the next 12 hours.
A Winter Storm Warning remains in place over a large part of eastern and southeastern Colorado through Sunday morning. Snow amounts overnight will be light. But, many of these areas have already seen 8 to 15 inches of snow and with gusty winds , driving conditions will be tough through late Sunday morning.
There is also a Frost Advisory and Freeze Warning in place through Sunday morning for parts of the Grand Valley on the Western Slope. Frost advisory for Grand Junction meaning temps will be ranging from the low 30s to mid 30s. Freeze Warning for areas around Montrose, Delta and Hotchkiss where temps will be in the mid to upper 20s.
Our weather system will be pulling away from the state overnight into Sunday morning. So the weekend will finish up dry and warmer over most of eastern Colorado. In the week ahead temperatures will be near the upper 50s to low 60s with chances for afternoon showers and thunderstorms through mid-week. By Thursday a stronger warming trend will take over with Denver warming back to near 70 by then.