Mother Nature is anticipated to make a late appearance for the 2018 Women’s March in Colorado, and she could bring 5 to 10 inches of snow with her, forecasters say.
Denver is anticipated to get hit with freezing drizzle in the late hours of Saturday. The moisture is predicted to turn into snow by the early hours of Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
Sunday is predicted to have a high of 29 degrees, noticeably down from Saturday’s high of 43 degrees, meteorologist Jim Kalina said.
National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning for the snow making its way east from Utah. The warning is in effect from midnight Saturday through 5 p.m. Sunday.
As the storm intensifies northerly winds could increase to 25 to 40 mph by Sunday afternoon across the eastern plains. The gusty winds will produce areas of blowing snow which may reduce visibilities to less than a mile at times. Some roads could be slippery as ice accumulates, NWS said.
“By Sunday evening the storm should be pretty much winding down,” Kalina said. “Monday is looking to be mostly sunny.”
Denver put its snow plow crews on duty to respond to the winter storm on the way. The city’s fleet of 70 large plows will focus on main streets (most streets with stripes). Denver’s 36 residential plows will also deploy if enough snow has accumulated to where the pickup trucks could be helpful in clearing a path for drivers to get to the main streets.
For more information about the city’s snow removal program, visit www.denvergov.org/snow.
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