Colorado’s San Juan Mountains Could See A Foot Of Snow

Gusty winds this aftn & Tue ahead of a strong storm system. Mtn snow & valley rain Tue night into Thu. #utwx #cowx

There is some excitement in the air over Denver’s forecast that says a storm system moving into Colorado could bring the metro area the first snow of the season on Thursday.

And yes, mountain communities in the southwest corner of the state have a winter storm warning for roughly a foot of snow. But Todd Dankers of the National Weather Service in Boulder says if you live in the Front Range, don’t get too excited.

"This is going to move through pretty quickly and may leave us with just a dusting. It may start out as rain, change to snow for awhile and then come to an end before we get anything appreciable on the ground," Dankers said.

The mountains around Vail, Aspen, and to a lesser extent Loveland, could see a few inches out of this system.