Published: Sat, April 14, 2018
Business | By Kate Woods

Wind and snow continue to batter Colorado with blizzard conditions

Wind and snow continue to batter Colorado with blizzard conditions

The National Weather Service has expanded the swath of territory where a potential blizzard is expected to move Saturday, adding Woodbury, Ida, Cherokee and Buena Vista counties to the large area that could be impacted.

"There is a low risk of severe thunderstorms late this afternoon and tonight".

The weekend forecast remains cool but gradually warming through next week before another chance at snow and wind next Friday, Barjenbruch said.

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Blizzard conditions are expected as snow accumulation of six to 10 inches is likely with localized amounts of up to a foot of snow is possible.

The most extreme conditions on Friday are expected near the borders of Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas as well central Texas and the western portions of Illinois, Tennessee and Mississippi. On the eastern plains of Colorado the BLIZZARD WARNING continues until early on Saturday. Snow showers will be on and off in areas south and east of the metro. It's expected to reach New England, where temperatures could reach record highs.

High wind warnings remain in effect until midnight Friday.

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A 90-mile (145 kilometer) stretch of I-70 was shut down between Limon to the Kansas border Friday as winds gusting to over 60 miles per hour on the plains caused whiteout conditions. Accumulation looks to be light with most places under an inch.

Strong to severe thunderstorms began developing in eastern areas of Kansas, and tornado watches were issued for the northeast and southeast corners of the state.

Clouds will be on the increase through the day with rain and snow moving into northwest Colorado by this evening.

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