Cold and icy out east Thursday morning

Warmer and drier on Friday

DENVER - Light snow continues to fall in the mountains. Some fog and freezing drizzle has been reported on the far eastern plains into western Kansas...so watch for icy conditions on I-70 through the morning. 

Across the metro area, we're looking at some clouds and a few flurries in the foothills.  Dry conditions are expected for the morning drive. 

Over the next few days, there will be several periods of snow for the high country, but none of the storms will be strong enough to bring more than a few inches at a time. The good news is that over the course of 5-7 days, these light to moderate storms add up and will keep the skiing conditions fresh and fun!

Temperatures will also stay on the chilly side through the weekend. Highs will mostly stay in the upper 30s to mid 40s with nighttime lows in the upper teens to mid 20s.

Looking ahead to the days before Christmas, it appears that we will first have a brief warming trend Monday and Tuesday of next week as highs climb to around 50.  Winds will increase as well as the jet stream strengthens across the nation.  A period very strong winds is likely over the foothills and I-25 corridor on Monday.

Those stronger winds aloft will bring an increase in the snowfall for the northern mountains by Sudnay night and Monday, but they will be down-sloping winds for the plains, so little moisture is expected east of the mountains.

Looking ahead, we are monitoring  a potentially stronger storm that might bring a better chance for snow to much of Colorado for late Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

We are optimistically keeping our hopes up for a white Christmas!  Denver does not actually have snow fall on Christmas Day very often. Click here to read more about our chances.

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