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DENVER – After early morning snow across northern Colorado, and a few flurries around the metro... precipitation has come to an end - aside from some mountain snow-showers. Temperatures tonight will be colder, with lows in the upper teens to low 20s.
The areas that did pick up snow were all north of Denver, across the mountains north of I-70 and over the northeast plains. Amounts were generally in the 3 to 6 inch range - great moisture for farmers and ranchers!
Be alert for icy spots and stretches in the areas that had snow. Temperatures will drop into the teens overnight and the melted snow will re-freeze into ice.
Friday will be milder, with highs in the 40s for areas that still have snow, to the mid-50s in places with bare ground. Scattered snow-showers will continue for the northern and central mountains, with a couple inches of new snow possible.
Another chance for snow will develop Friday night, with 3 to 6 inches likely for the mountains just in time for a "powder day" on Saturday! On the plains, the winds will be from the west and not be favorable for any precipitation. Saturday will be mild again for eastern Colorado with highs in the 50s.
There will be some colder air spilling back into Colorado on Sunday, along with a chance for some flurries in the morning on the plains. There will be a continuation of snow showers in the northern and central mountains.
Monday will be drier, but clouds will increase in the afternoon as another weak weather disturbance moves in from the northwest. Another 3 to 6 inches of snow is likely for the northern and central mountains Monday night and Tuesday, with a chance for light snow or flurries on the plains.
By the middle of next week, a warmer and drier pattern will move into the central Rockies and high temperatures should approach 60 degrees in Denver by next Thursday.
Stay with the Denver7 weather team for the latest updates on the storm and current weather conditions.