Western Colorado will begin feeling the effects of the next Pacific storm this weekend. Higher elevations can expect significant snowfall, and the valleys of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah may see snow as well.

According to the NOAA, higher elevations in the northwest and central mountains of Colorado may see more than 12 inches of snow between Saturday and Sunday. In addition to snowfall, these areas can also expect high winds. The NOAA advises motorists traveling over Colorado's mountain passes to expect white-out conditions.

Intermittent snow may continue through Tuesday, with significant snow and gusty winds affective elevations above timberline.

If you're traveling this weekend, stay in touch with updated weather forecasts from the NOAA. Travelers should be prepared for sudden changes in weather, especially Saturday afternoon.