Denver Weather: Winter storm watch for the Front Range Friday night
Updated at 2:30 p.m.: A winter storm watch has been issued for most of the northern front from Douglas and Elbert County to southern Wyoming. This includes Denver, Golden, Boulder, Fort Collins and Cheyenne.
Watching begins at 5 p.m. Friday and is scheduled to continue until late Saturday night, according to the National Weather Service.
While the exact hourly details vary by county, the NWS is warning of the possibility of heavy snow with accumulation between 4 and 8 inches, with a foot possible in local areas.
Original story: DENVER (KDVR) — Even after a little sprinkling Thursday morning, Denver’s weather forecast will see partly cloudy skies, moderate highs and another small sprinkle in the evening before snow chances Saturday.
Today’s weather: sun and clouds
The eastern plains will see some light rain on Thursday morning, and there is a chance of showers or other flurries later this evening.
Denver will see a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday, with moderate highs near the 50 degree mark and brisk winds. Snow continues to fall in the country’s highlands.
Tonight’s weather: partly cloudy
Clouds will persist throughout the night as winds begin to slow. Low temperatures will drop back into the mid 20s Thursday evening, putting Denver a few degrees above average.
Looking ahead: Saturday, exact weather alert day with snow
Friday is the end of the work week with cloudy skies and highs in the mid 40s. There may be early snow showers, but snow is mostly concentrated in the late evening and overnight hours.
Snow will continue to fall overnight along the Front Range and most of Saturday. Saturday is a microweather alert day with snow expected in the metro.
Temperatures on Saturday will range between the lower and middle 30s with light winds. The snow will end late Saturday night.
Snowfall totals are still uncertain, but the Front Range will see another round of wet, heavy snow. Forecast totals could still change, but here’s what the Pinpoint Weather team is forecasting as of Thursday morning.
Sunshine returns Sunday afternoon as highs return to the upper 30s.
Monday will have mainly sunny skies and seasonal highs in the mid 40s. Midweek looks monsoon and very dry.
Highs on Tuesday and Wednesday will be in the mid 40s with mainly sunny skies.