From heat to snow: major temperature swing and winter weather hits central US


DENVER (NewsNation Now) — Temperatures will plummet more than 50 degrees in Denver on Tuesday, and a snowstorm is impacting parts of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains.

NewsNation meteorologist Dave Fraser predicted up to a foot of snow in the higher foothills and parts of the Colorado mountains. Early Tuesday morning, live video captured snow already starting to fall across Denver.

In the Black Hills of South Dakota, snow could be seen Monday night and into Tuesday morning at Terry Peak Ski Resort near Lead, South Dakota.

The storm will likely break some records in the Mount Rushmore state, according to NewsNation meteorologist Brian Karstens.

Accumulations of 6-12 inches were forecast for higher elevations in the Black Hills.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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