Winter Weather Moves Into Colorado

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A powerful storm moving into Colorado today is expected to bring up to seven inches of snow and wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour to the southeast, where farmers and ranchers are still recovering from massive blizzards in December and January.

The National Weather Service has posted a blizzard warning through Saturday night for all of the Plains counties and as far west as Douglas County.

A snow and blowing snow advisory is in place for the Denver metro area and much of the state's high country.

Forecasters say the snow is expected to end Saturday afternoon, but the high winds are likely to continue, possibly building high drifts.

Forecasters say accumulations along the Interstate 25 corridor from Trinidad to northern El Paso County should be less than three inches.

Two to five inches are expected in the Denver metro area and north to Greeley, with winds of 20 to 35 miles per hour gusting to 55 miles per hour.

The southwestern mountains could see up to a foot of new snow, with up to nine inches in the central and northern mountains.