The Latest: Heavy snow likely won't hit Iowa during caucuses

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Posted: Feb 01, 2016 5:13 PM
The Latest: Heavy snow likely won't hit Iowa during caucuses

DENVER (AP) — The Latest on a storm system moving across the West (all times local):

3:10 p.m.

Heavy snow and strong winds from a storm blowing across the West are expected to move into Iowa, but likely not until after voters gather for the state's leadoff presidential caucuses.

Possible blizzard conditions could complicate candidates' plans to leave Tuesday.

Meanwhile, the system was bringing steady snow to the Denver area on Monday, and forecasters warned that the evening commute could be difficult. Up to about a foot of snow could fall along Colorado's heavily populated Front Range region by the time the storm moves out Tuesday.

The system also is bringing snow to parts of Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico.

It dumped about a foot of snow in southern Utah and on the ski resorts in the mountains east of Salt Lake City.

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12:40 p.m.

A weather system that unleashed strong winds, snow and heavy rain on California is promising to bring the first big snowstorm of the season to the Denver area before heading across the Plains.

Up to about a foot of snow could fall along Colorado's heavily populated Front Range region by the time the storm moves out Tuesday.

The system also is bringing rain and cool weather to Nevada and snow to parts of Wyoming, Arizona and New Mexico.

It's expected to drop snow on Iowa during the caucuses and become heavier soon after people cast their votes.

In California, a driver was killed by a falling tree in San Diego County on Sunday and at least 40 vehicles got into a pileup near Lake Tahoe.