Big cool-down brings chance of snow in Denver Thursday

Posted at 6:28 AM, Oct 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-26 08:28:02-04

DENVER – Hopefully you enjoyed Wednesday’s balmy afternoon, because Thursday is going to feel much different.

Denver hit 84 degrees yesterday – a new record. Thursday afternoon’s high, however, will be about 50 degrees cooler.

That’s right – 50.

A cold front is swooping into the state, pushing temperatures downward. Expect to see mid-30s by this afternoon, with lows around 20 degrees by early Friday.

A mix of light rain and snow is likely in the Denver metro and we could see accumulations up to about an inch by Thursday evening. Parts of the foothills, western and southern suburbs above 6,000 feet and the Palmer Divide will likely see one to three inches of snow.

Above 10,000 feet, expect three to six inches of snow. So if you’re heading into the mountains, be prepared for wintry driving conditions.

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By the time the weekend rolls around, things will start to warm back up. Expect sunny skies and mild temperatures, with highs in the 50s on Saturday and mid-60s on Sunday.

We have you covered as the weather changes with the Storm Shield App. In addition, Storm Shield PLUS can provide important information about approaching severe weather. Go to or call 877-438-4977 for more information or text to word SHIELD to 21000.