Denver weather: Expect light morning snow Thursday, with heavier evening snowfall

Snow is on the way, and the Denver metro, where 3 to 6 inches of accumulation is expected, will be under a winter weather advisory starting at noon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service.

In Denver on Thursday there’s a 10% chance of snow after 5 a.m. and cold weather and snow will spread from the north to the south as the day progresses, according to the weather service forecast. Snowfall is expected to increase in Denver by 8 a.m. and it may impact the morning commute. For the evening commute roads in the metro area will likely be snow-packed, and driving conditions could be hazardous. Drivers are urged to be prepared for winter-like conditions and allow for extra time to safely arrive at their destinations.

Total snow accumulations from the approaching storm system will range from 2 to 6 inches along the Interstate 25 corridor, between 4 and 9 inches north of the Interstate 70 corridor in the foothills and mountains, and between 1 and 3 inches on the Eastern Plains, the weather service said. In the metro area, locally higher amounts are expected to west, especially in western Boulder County.

A winter weather advisory is posted from noon Thursday until 9 a.m. Friday for Denver, the metro area, and along the I-25 corridor from the Wyoming border to Castle Rock. Greeley, Boulder, Georgetown and the eastern portions of Adams and Arapahoe counties are included in the widespread advisory. Snowfall is expected to intensify late in the afternoon on Thursday and continue at a brisk rate into the night.

In Denver on Thursday, there’s an 80% chance of precipitation with 1 to 2 inches of snow, the weather service said. The high temperature will be near 21 degrees and winds will gust to about 21 mph. Thursday night in the city will be extremely cold, with a low temperature of about 10 degrees and the wind chill value as low as minus 1 degree. The chance for snow overnight is 90% with an accumulation of about 1 to 3 inches.

Snow may continue in parts of northeastern Colorado into Friday morning and the weather will likely impact the early Friday commute, the weather service said.

On Friday in Denver there’s a 20% chance of snow before 11 a.m., according to the weather service forecast. Skies will be mostly cloudy in the morning with clearing in the afternoon and a high temperature near 24 degrees. On Friday night the low temperature will drop to around 9 degrees.

Dry weather and a gradual warming trend is on track for this weekend into early next week for the metro area.

Sunny skies are in the Denver forecast on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, the weather service said. The high temperature on Saturday will be near 40 degrees, with a high of around 50 degrees on Sunday and Monday.

 

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