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Spring snow, thunderstorms strongest Saturday

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The series of thunderstorms and snowstorms that swept through Colorado over the weekend reached their strongest intensity Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service.

Another one to three feet of snow is expected in Colorado’s mountains and upper foothills on Saturday, according to an NWS hazardous weather outlook.

Idaho Springs and Juniper Pass near Mount Blue Sky could both see more than 12 inches of fresh snow accumulation, according to NWS forecast snow totals. Elsewhere in the mountains — including Rocky Mountain National Park and Berthoud Pass — snowfall projections between 8 and 10 inches were common.

The heavy, wet spring snow makes for poor visibility and difficult travel, especially over mountain passes. forecasters warned.

While snow fell in Denver and other lower elevations Saturday morning, little to no accumulation is expected, forecasters said. The biggest impact in the urban area will still come from rain and thunderstorms.

The weather service issued a flood advisory for Denver Saturday morning as both rain and snow drenched the city, causing small streams and street flooding in Cherry Creek in downtown Denver.

Temperatures in the city will remain steady at around 38 degrees all day, only dropping to 37 degrees at night, forecasters said.

See more at The Denver Post