A winter storm is forecast to bring heavy snow and strong winds to much of eastern Colorado, including the Denver area and northern El Paso County.

Blizzard conditions are forecast to develop Monday night and last into Tuesday afternoon, when the storm is expected to move into western Kansas.

The National Weather Service says between 8 and 18 inches of snow are possible, with the heaviest snow falling south of Interstate 76. The worst conditions are expected to be in the south and eastern parts of the Denver area and on the Eastern Plains.

The snow should be lighter near the Wyoming border but the wind combined with that snowfall is still expected to make travel difficult there.