Snow is beginning to increase across the Western U.S. and will continue to pile up in the mountains. The Cascades and Olympics in the Pacific Northwest have been seeing snowfall most of the day.
More snow is ahead for most of the west, spreading eastward. The highest peaks could see more than a foot of snow, with Winter Storm Watches and Warnings issued. The mountains throughout Wyoming will likely see the highest snow totals into Friday.
As the low pressure center moves into the Front Range and towards the Plains by Thursday, it will strengthen as it pulls down cold air. The wind will increase as well.
Winds above 30 mph with higher gusts will create areas of blowing and drifting snow through the mountain passes and in open areas.
Even with the heaviest snow totals in the mountains, Front Range cities like Denver and Cheyenne will still feel the storms impacts.
Stay tuned to WeatherNation for the latest on the storm as it moves through the West.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Mace Michaels