By Dave Aguilera

DENVER (CBS4) – We are watching a moisture packed storm system flowing from northern California smack into the Colorado Rockies. This storm will be bringing loads of much-needed moisture into the state. With rain at lower elevations and heavy snow in the northern and central mountains.

In fact, some of the mountains may see a foot or more of heavy, wet, snow overnight Saturday into Sunday morning. This has prompted the issue of a Winter Storm Waring for mountains above 9,000 feet.

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Up to a foot of snow is expected to fall above 10,000 feet overnight with some isolated pockets up to 18 inches possible. Along with the snow will be a sharp rise in the avalanche danger.

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There is also a Winter Weather Advisory for extreme eastern areas of Colorado in places like Wray and Burlington. For much lighter amounts. But, roads could get very slick by Sunday morning over the eastern plains.

Monday morning may have a little rain/snow mix for the Denver metro area with a warming trend arriving by the middle of the week ahead.

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Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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