BOULDER, Colo. –

Winter this year came in like a lamb and out like a lion, and the lion is about to roar again.

Snow, heavy at times and whipped by strong winds, is expected tonight in the Colorado mountains and it should spread along the Front Range and onto the plains sometime after midnight, according to the National Weather Service.

In the Boulder County foothills, 8 to 14 inches of snow could accumulate by Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service. Snow in Denver could pile up to 10 inches.

Winds in Denver on Saturday could gust up to 31 mph and the temperature is expected to be in the upper 20s at 5 p.m. tomorrow, the weather service said.

Snow thunder is possible during the oncoming storm, the weather service said.

Visibilities will be limited at times and drivers should take extra caution while traveling Saturday, the weather service warns.

The powerful storm is expected to track west to east tonight across the mountains of northern Colorado and southern Wyoming, the weather service said.

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Archived comments

o please, o please, o please, o please let it hit Estes Park this time!We got squat from the last two…….


4/3/2009 9:25:05 AM



4/3/2009 10:20:15 AM

another weekend of wine and cheese!

4/3/2009 10:40:06 AM

so sick of snow.


4/3/2009 10:48:52 AM

JustSayin – you can have my share (I have to drive to Golden). Just come pick it up early, please.


4/3/2009 11:56:21 AM

Can’t wait for more…….bring it on.Love the white stuff.Slows everything down.

johnbarleycorn – are you serious?Besides for last week, the last 2 winters have been cake.Am I missing something – mild, easy winters with lots of sunshine?So, it gets windy, who cares.

4/3/2009 1:10:27 PM

“Posted by johnbarleycorn on April 3, 2009

so sick of snow.”

Move to Texas, rent is cheap.


4/3/2009 1:23:35 PM

Let it rain!

4/3/2009 1:35:32 PM

think how happy the vegetation is? snow melting slowly down into their roots. drink as much as they want for 3-4 days in a row. can’t wait to see the blooms bursting out at the end of april.


4/3/2009 2:38:12 PM



4/3/2009 2:43:29 PM

45 degrees and partly cloudy in Nederland at 5pm.


4/3/2009 4:52:56 PM

Opportunity of a lifetime*

When it starts dumping, take your mountain bike with knobbies out on to the bike trail and head up the canyon! Do it at night if you can! I have poached several midnight blizzard rides like this and they are lifetime memories….

Seize the day bruddahs and sistahs….

Do it….

Life is too short….


4/3/2009 6:28:04 PM

dtbrvp – I know, right? My brother just announced that he’s moving to Florida because he’s sick of the snow. And my question was… what snow?


4/3/2009 6:35:54 PM

45 degrees and partly cloudy in Nederland at 7pm.


4/3/2009 7:15:13 PM

Seriously it’s snowed like 3-4 times here this year.I just moved here from California and frankly I have been kind of bummed out with the lack of snow.If this is to much for you I wonder how you made it this long.

I am looking forward to drinking a few beers and watching a blizzard tomorrow 🙂


4/3/2009 8:37:21 PM

Don’t forget to fertilize your sofa….?


4/3/2009 9:13:47 PM

Last time I did it 18″ of snow stacked up in 1.5hrs and it was a gloriously surreal experience.

But then again,

What would you know?


4/3/2009 9:24:11 PM

Weatherman FAIL!!!


4/4/2009 11:13:54 AM