By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – A large and potent spring storm will bring much colder air, strong wind and snow to the northern and central Rockies by Friday.

Denver will sit on the western edge of blizzard conditions that will develop on the adjacent plains.

Parts of Northeast Colorado and adjacent states have already been placed under a Blizzard Warning starting early Friday and lasting into the day on Saturday.

Several inches of snow and wind gusts to 70 mph are possible.

Travel will likely be impossible along major routes including Interstates 76 and 80. Ranchers are urged to take precautions now to protect their livestock.

Snow showers are expected in Denver on Friday along with a cold northerly wind. Temperatures will be 30-40 degrees colder to end the work week.

Stay with Colorado’s Weather Center for our latest thoughts on the track of this spring storm.

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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