KUSA – A powerful but fast-moving storm blasted into Colorado’s High Country Sunday, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

Heavy snow stacked up in areas above 10,000 feet with rain showers and thunderstorms forecast in the Denver metro area. Wild winds are also expected to kick up in the mountains, with gusts up to 50 mph. Along the I-25 corridor, 35 mph gusts are possible.

A Winter Weather Advisory continues for the northern, southern and central mountains until midnight. For areas like the Rocky Mountain National Park, Berthoud Pass, Eisenhower Tunnel, Breckenridge and Winter Park, look for 4 to 10 inches of snow as well as blowing and drifting snow.

The Elkhead and Park Mountains as well as Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte will tack on 2 to 4 inches with gusty northwest winds. Visibility could drop down to a half mile in blowing snow.

This system won’t be as potent across the San Juan Mountains with only an inch or two possible by Sunday night.

As fast as this storm moved in, it quickly rushes out to the southeast late Sunday night. Skies will clear overnight, dropping overnight lows near the freezing mark in Denver. Monday morning will be chilly but sunny.

A drying and warming weather pattern continues through mid-week with temperatures in the 80s by Wednesday. Daytime highs moderate Thursday and Friday to the lower 70s but there will be plenty of sunshine all week long.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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