Clouds roll in over downtown Denver early Friday afternoon, February 20, 2015. (Joe Amon, The Denver Post)The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for much of Colorado as a powerful winter storm bears down on the state.The warning is in effect from 11 a.m. Saturday to 5 p.m. SundayWeekend weather will be cold and snowy along the Front Range and elsewhere. The best chance of heavy snow will be from Saturday afternoon through Sunday morning, the weather service said.The storm is expected to dump between 7 and 15 inches in northeastern Colorado before it starts to taper off late Sunday into Monday, according to the National Weather Service. LIVE BLOG: Denver and Colorado weather updatesDeeper snow amounts are expected along the foothills and sustained winds between 10 to 20 mph will create periods of poor visibilities, under ½ mile when snows are heavy, the weather service warns. In Denver, precipitation will begin Friday afternoon as rain, before turning into snow before midnight, the weather service reports. There’s a 40 percent chance of showers in the city after 3 p.m., skies will be partly sunny and the high temperature should top out at about 53 degrees, the weather service said. A rain and snow mix is likely — an 80 percent chance — Friday night in Denver, before changing to snow after 9 p.m. and the overnight low should dip to about 27 degrees. Snow accumulation in Denver should be about 2 inches. TRAFFIC: Learn about road conditions and travel timesOn Saturday, the chance of snow increases to 90 percent in Denver, the high temperature should be about 28 degrees and new snow accumulation will be in the 3- to 5-inch range. Periods of snow in Denver will continue overnight Saturday into Sunday, the weather service reports, and Sunday’s high temperature will top out at about 18 degrees. The chance for precipitation Sunday is 80 percent. Snow should linger Sunday night in Denver and the overnight low should drop into the single digits, around 6 degrees. Monday in Denver there’s a 20 percent chance of snow before noon, and the high temperature should remain below freezing at about 26 degrees. WEATHER FORECAST: Radar, temperatures and moreSunny … – Click Here To Visit Article Source