Blizzard and High Wind Warnings remain for eastern Colorado

Big blizzard headed this way: up to 55 mph winds, 11 inches or more of snow

A major storm will bring blizzard conditions, over a foot of snow, severe weather, and fire danger for millions

Expect blowing and drifting snow, reducing visibility as you travel towards Kansas and Nebraska.

In addition to the snow, cold air will flood the state with highs on Saturday in the upper 30s to middle 40s.

A Wind Advisory is in effect for portions of central and east central Kansas through 7 p.m. Friday with wind gusts of 40 to 50 miles per hour expected.Current weather forecasts predict blizzard conditions in much of Northwest Kansas Friday through Saturday.

Travel is not recommended as conditions will range from very unsafe to impossible with downed tree branches are possible, too.

Although winds were strong across the state Friday, the storm didn't come close to the devastating hurricane-force blasts seen January 9, 2017, which downed trees, knocked out power and damaged roofs and vehicles. High winds may cause blow over of high profile vehicles. Locally higher amounts will be possible in Northwest Kansas. Do not travel and if you must travel have a winter survival kit with you.

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For more winter weather preparedness tips, go online to www.ksready.gov, www.ready.gov or call your county emergency management office.

Roads are closing all across Western Nebraska due to unsafe blizzard conditions.

Do you know of other road closures or weather related info you want to share with other drivers? A Blizzard Warning remains in effect for much of central and eastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, northwestern Iowa and northern Nebraska through this evening.

We've got a very powerful spring storm will bring heavy snow, blizzard conditions, ice, and strong winds and from the Plains eastward into the Great Lakes.

David Barjenbruch, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder, said the southern part of the metro area saw up to 2 inches of snow fall overnight, while the north side got nearly nothing.

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