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Heavy snow hits the mountains of Colorado

Light rain and snow this afternoon
Posted: 8:29 AM, Jan 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-10 17:29:32Z
Drying out across Colorado Sunday. Warmer Monday
Drying out across Colorado Sunday. Warmer Monday

It's a FIRST ALERT ACTION DAY because a storm is now rolling into Colorado.  From upper 60s and spring-like weather yesterday to a little rain and snow just 24 hours later!

We're tracking a storm that will bring a light rain/snow mix to the plains starting early this afternoon.  Snow is now developing in the mountains and will turn heavier this afternoon and early evening. 

Temperatures across the plains will climb into the low 50s this afternoon, with a chance of rain by early afternoon.  This rain will turn over to light snow Wednesday night and that could lead to a few icy spots on the roads Thursday morning.   

The mountains will get most of the snow from this system. It should be strong enough to drop 8-16 inches in the mountains. Winter Storm Warnings and Watches are in effect for most mountain cities above 9000' between Tuesday and Thursday.

Thursday will be much cooler for the metro area in the wake of the storm system from Wednesday. Expect highs only in the 30s and 40s around Denver. 

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