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First Alert Action Day: Snow overnight

Posted at 5:39 AM, Oct 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 01:10:43-04

DENVER — Frist Alert Action Day continues for snow, cold and slick roads through early Thursday morning.

The heaviest snowfall will occur in the foothills, Jefferson County, Douglas County and Elbert County. Much lighter snowfall is expected from downtown Denver northward to Fort Collins and Greeley.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the Palmer Divide and foothills southwest of Denver. Expect 4-8 inches of snow closer to Castle Rock and south from there. Locally, heavier snow is possible in the foothills, with up to a foot in spots.

Expect 3-6 inches of snow in the southern parts of the Denver area early Thursday, with only an inch or two for downtown and in Boulder and the northern suburbs. Fort Collins and Greeley should get an inch or less.

Much colder temperatures by dawn with lows dropping to around 20 degrees. Roads will be snow-covered and slippery over the southern and western suburbs, as well as in the mountains and foothills.

Skies will clear Thursday with afternoon temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s.

Milder weather will quickly return for Friday and Saturday with highs near 60 on Friday and in the mid to upper 60s on Saturday.

Another fast-moving storm will bring cold and snow to the state on Sunday. Next week will stay chilly and unsettled with some light snow possible.