Winter Storm Warning: December 28, 2019 until December 29, 2019
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Saturday December 28, 2019 at 6:00 a.m. until Sunday, December 29, 2019 at 12:00 a.m.
I-70 has reopened in both directions.
A storm system continues to intensify as it pulls northeast away from Colorado. Light to at times moderate snow will continue across the warned area through Saturday evening. The snow will combine with northwest winds gusting to around 45 mph to create hazarous travel conditions across the northeast plains in the warned area.
Low visibility, snowpacked roads, and deeper snow drifts will be likely across the northeast plains, especially I-70 and I-76 east and northeast of Denver. The wind and snow will continue until midnight Saturday across the northeast corner of Colorado before the snow ends and the winds weaken somewhat. The heaviest snow has shifted east of the I-25 urban corridor, but strong northwest winds will create blowing and driving snow, especially across exposed east-west highways and roads. Thus, even though an additional inch or two is expected across the advisory areas through this evening, the advisory will continue to account for reduced visibility and drifting snow.
New snow accumulations of 2-5 inches through midnight Saturday. Winds gusting as high as 45 mph with cause near blizzard conditions. Travel will become difficult due to snow and blowing snow. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. If you must travel do so with extreme caution.