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First Alert Action Day: Cold across Colorado with some snow

Light snow and very cold in Denver
Posted at 5:57 AM, Feb 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 00:24:51-05

DENVER — Temperatures on Monday only reached the upper teens and low 20s across the metro area, about 20 degrees colder than normal for this time of year and will fall to the single digits overnight! A large dis-organized storm system will bring light snow or flurries to the Denver area through early morning.

Metro area accumulations will be less than an inch, with one to three inches possible along the Palmer Divide and from Limon east to Kansas. Allow extra time through early morning as roads will be slippery in many areas.

In the mountains, the heaviest snow will be along and south of I-70 with 4 to 8 inches possible through Tuesday morning. North of I-70, snowfall will be in the 2 to 4 inch range.

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Temperatures will be 5 below zero to 10 above in the mountains. Highs will only reach the 20s in the afternoon, with a few more light snow showers throughout the day.

The afternoon commute may be worse than the morning as some midday sunshine will cause roads to become wet. By mid-to late afternoon a new burst of snow showers will drop a quick in or two of snow along the I-25 Corridor. When the sun sets, the roads will quickly become icy and treacherous. Plan ahead for the drive home late in the afternoon and early evening!

Snow will finally clear out and there will be more sunshine on Wednesday. Highs in the low to mid-30s for the rest of the week.

There will be another chance of snow across the Denver metro area late Friday and Saturday. We won't see temperatures rebound to near normal until Sunday!