Cold for the afternoon commute

Periods of snowfall expected this weekend

DENVER - This wintry pattern remains through the weekend and even into the middle of next week. Temperatures will stay well below freezing this afternoon, and then down to near 0 for the night. This will keep most of our roads super icy. 

In the metro areas, yes, you may see a bit of snow this evening and overnight. The amounts will stay generally light for now. The mountains will have heavy snow, especially the southern mountains, tonight.  The chance for snow will continue Saturday, and will increase for the Denver area later Saturday into Saturday night. That's the best chance for snow this weekend and may bring a dusting to 3-inches. The mountains will be getting much more snowfall and it will be measured in feet for some.

With the snow from time-to-time, Saturday won't warm much at all. The day will start near 0 and head into the 20s. With any moments of sunshine the snowy roads will be able to melt even though temperatures will stay below freezing.

A similar story for Sunday. A chance of snow, some hits of sunshine, and cold temperatures. Meanwhile, those mountains catching lots of snow. Ski traffic should be prepared for potentially lengthy delays due to winter road conditions.

A preview of next week remains snowy to start.  Monday will be in the 30s, with a 10% chance of snow. Tuesday into Wednesday another system will bring snow to the metro area and the state. For those wanting a bit quieter and warmer weather, look forward to Thursday and Friday.

Matt Makens is a Colorado native. He is the 12th person certified as a broadcast meteorologist in the country, and the only one in Denver that was born and raised here.  You can follow his updates on facebook and twitter.


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