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60s Wednesday, then snow and 30s on Thursday

Posted: 7:05 AM, Mar 17, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-18 13:25:57-04
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DENVER — A FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY has been issued by Meteorologist Mike Nelson to keep you ahead of an approaching snow storm.

Wednesday will be mostly sunny and warmer, with highs in the mid-60s. Clouds increase tonight and rain showers develop.

Rain will switch over to snow on Thursday. We will see highs in the 40s on Thursday, but it will get colder throughout the day. Thursday's storm will bring some slushy snow to the Front Range. We could see around 3 to 6 inches of snow by early Friday morning, along with gusty northerly winds. A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for Denver and the Front Range for Thursday.

There will be heavier snow and blizzard conditions north of Colorado across southern Wyoming. The mountains and adjacent foothills are under Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories on Thursday, with up to a foot of snow and very gusty winds.

The heavier snow will taper off by Friday. Expect, mostly cloudy skies and cold temperatures, with highs only in the 30s. It will be one of the coldest days of the month.

This weekend, milder and dry weather returns.