It was 65 degrees in Denver on Saturday. But you know what they say in Colorado. Wait a day, and the season could change. That’s what’s expected to happen tonight! Many areas in our state are expected to get inches and, in some places, feet of snow. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for Denver from 5 pm Tuesday until 5 pm Wednesday. The forecasters are calling for 8-12″ of snow for the Denver-Metro area.
Final @9NEWS snow forecast: most likely 8-12" for Denver.
— Chris Bianchi (@BianchiWeather) January 17, 2023
🌨️ Weather Update: A winter storm will be making its way here this evening, with accumulating snow and wind expected through Wednesday afternoon.
❄️ Check your flight status with your airline.
❄️ Give yourself extra time on the roads.
❄️ Be patient while the plane gets de-iced. pic.twitter.com/LlFDSmzfOL
— Denver Int'l Airport (@DENAirport) January 17, 2023
The CDOT is urging drivers to be aware of chain and traction law codes before heading out in snowy conditions, especially in the high country.
- Code 18/Commercial Chain Law: Commercial vehicles and trucks must have chains.
- Code 15/Passenger Traction Law: All passenger vehicles must have appropriate all-weather tires with 3/16-inch depth.
- Code 16/Passenger Chain Law: All passenger vehicles need chains, except for 4WD and AWD vehicles with all-weather tires with 3/16-inch tread depth.