Areas of light snowfall today and tonight

Chance for snow late this afternoon and overnight

DENVER - Areas of light snowfall and a rain/snow mix are now coming down across parts of the Front Range, Foothills, and east long I-70.

This is due to a cloudy, wet storm system which continues to move across southern Colorado and will bring snow to the mountains, especially along and south of I-70. The most snow with this storm will impact the southwestern mountains - The San Juans, La Garitas and the Sangre de Cristo ranges.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect through the day today for most of the mountains across southern Colorado. Snowfall amounts will be from 8-12 inches in the advised areas, with 3-6 inches possible over the central mountains and 2-4 for the northern mountains.

Denver and the northeast plains will see an increased chance for snowfall this afternoon and again overnight as a front moves across the state. Highs today along the Front Range will push into the low 40s with mostly cloudy skies through most of the day. 

Best chance for snow in Denver will be early afternoon and again overnight. The Plains will see a rain/snow mix through the afternoon hours as well. Accumulations in Denver will be light. We are expecting around an inch in Denver. The Foothills and the southern half of the metro area could see 2 - 3 inches.

It will definitely be the southwestern mountains that pick up the heaviest snowfall totals.

By Sunday the storm will have moved east of the state, and gradual clearing will take place for your Super Bowl Sunday. The cold air will stick around with the passing of tonight's front. So, highs tomorrow look to stay in the 30s. 

Monday and Tuesday will be windy and milder, with highs back in the 50s and strong, gusty west winds. Another weak storm system will move into the state on Wednesday, with light snow and colder temperatures.


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