A man walks his dog at Balsam Pound in Lakewood, February 16, 2015. Snow continues to fall in the area. (RJ Sangosti, The Denver Post)A powerful winter storm is bearing down on Colorado, and weekend weather will be cold and snowy along the Front Range and elsewhere. Snow will be heavy at times in Denver on Saturday and the storm is expected to dump between 8 and 16 inches in northeastern Colorado before it starts to taper off late Sunday into Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Deeper 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. A winter storm warning is in effect from Friday afternoon through Sunday for the mountains, with a winter storm watch posted for the higher valleys and foothills. 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. On 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 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. Sunny skies are back in the Denver forecast Tuesday and the high temperature should climb to about 40 … – Click Here To Visit Article Source