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January 30, 2014
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Up to 6 inches of snow possible in Greeley, Weld County under winter storm watch

Round two of winter weather for the week is expected to plow throughout Colorado today and Friday, prompting the National Weather Service to issue a winter storm watch for all of Weld County and most of the Front Range.

Anywhere from 1-3 inches of snow is predicted to fall today in the Greeley area, mainly after 11 a.m., the weather service predicts. Temperatures through the day will likely be around 40 degrees.

An additional 1-3 inches of snow could fall tonight, and there is a chance of light snow throughout the day Friday before skies clear up for the weekend.

Heavier bands of snow are possible as the system moves through the region. The winter storm watch, which goes into effect at 3 p.m. today, means there is a potential for heavy snow and dangerous travel conditions.

The brunt of the snow from this latest storm will fall in the mountains, and some predictions indicate accumulations may be measured in feet.

Cameron Pass up the Poudre Canyon could see more than 20 inches fall, and Fort Collins and Boulder could see totals of more than 8 inches by the time the system moves through.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will have its entire fleet of plows on area roadways, according to a news release. While the heavier snow will be confined to the foothills and mountains, blowing snow across the plains could reduce visibility.

High temperatures for the weekend will hover in the 20s, and lows will likely dip into the single digits.


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