Colder with some light drizzle or snow this evening

11:30 AM, Thursday, January 8, 2015

Temperatures this afternoon along the Front Range and eastern plains probably won’t climb much more, and may start to cool a bit.  Then around the sunset hour there is likely to be a more rapid turn to colder along with an increase in clouds (later along the southern Front Range).  Some areas of freezing drizzle and light snow are likely beginning this evening in the lower foothills and eastern plains. There should be less impact at Nederland’s elevation and little or no impact west of the continental divide.

By Friday morning a dusting to around an inch of new snow should be on the ground, and maybe a little ice from freezing drizzle and fog. Although the day should be mainly dry, there will probably be low clouds, flurries, and areas of fog around in the morning. Expect a cold day with temperatures staying below freezing after a morning low in the teens (maybe single digits in cold spots on the plains).

It appears the weekend will bring near average temperatures along the Front Range. The chance for light snow increases in the mountains (mainly north of I-70) by Sunday.

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