02/28/2012 09:59 am ET

Latest Storm Brings Mountain Snow, High Winds Through Foothills, Plains

Yet another February storm is headed toward Colorado, this time though most of Denver will be spared, but many areas in the rest of the state will be hit with high winds and snowfall, 7News reports.

The National Weather Service has issued a High Winds Watch beginning Tuesday afternoon and continuing through Wednesday morning for areas along the Front Range, the foothills and plains. The National Weather service expects high winds between 70 and 80 mph, with some wind prone areas reaching 90 mph, down the foothills and into the adjacent plains -- the strongest gusts will occur at and near the base of the foothills with lighter winds east toward I-25.

According to 9News, winds are already being clocked at around 50 mph in Boulder, Centennial, Limon and DIA and could pick up speed by later in the day and into Wednesday morning.

Boulder and Broomfield counties should see sunny skies, but high wind as well, with gusts between 30 and 40 mph and frequently reaching 50 mph, The Daily Camera reports.

In Colorado Springs, the National Weather Service forecasts lighter winds around 15 to 20 mph with occasional gusts at 45 mph. However, south of Colorado Springs in Pueblo County winds are expected to be much worse with gusts between 55 and 65 mph, according to The Gazette.

For the mountains, a Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service this morning and stays in effect until midnight Tuesday. Up to 2 feet of snow could dump on parts of the San Juan Mountains with winds around 15 to 25 mph and gusts reaching 50 mph above the timberline will create very poor visibility in some areas.