The storm will dump a substantial amount of snow across the Interstate 25 corridor from Cheyenne to Colorado Springs, as well as over the foothills and mountains to the west. The rate at which the snow will fall will quickly allow roads to become slushy and treacherous. Conditions will worsen as winds drive the snow to the ground and reduce visibility.
The hazardous driving conditions have already led to officials closing portions of interstates 25 and 80 early this morning. More roads may get shut down.
Airline passengers will not be immune to the disruptive snow. Numerous flight delays and cancellations could be declared today and Saturday.
Additional threats will accompany this storm due to the heavy, wet nature of the snow. Power outages could put many in the dark if the weight of the snow downs tree branches and power lines. Flat rooftops may also collapse.
Story by AccuWeather.com Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski