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Colorado weather: Snow in the mountains, afternoon rain showers in Denver

A pedestrian under an umbrella jumps over a water puddle at the corner of Wazeee Street and 20th Avenue as heavy rain packing high winds and large hail sweeps over downtown Denver on Thursday, June 29, 2023. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Wet weather is moving across the state Friday as snow from the mountains spreads into lower, warmer elevations and turns into rain, according to the National Weather Service.

Rainy weather is crossing the state on Friday as snow from the mountains moves into lower, warmer areas and changes to rain, according to the National Weather Service.

The snow that began in the mountains on Thursday night will increase during Friday, moving southward to the Interstate 70 Mountain Corridor overnight, as per a NWS report. hazardous weather alert.

Mountain passes such as the Park Range and Rabbit Ears Pass will experience the most snow accumulation, and travel may be challenging starting Friday night, according to the alert.

Slippery road conditions on all mountain roads will reappear after dark on Friday and persist through Saturday morning, NWS meteorologists said on X.

The northern mountains, particularly near the state border, will receive between 3 and 6 inches overnight Friday, according to NWS forecasters.

The Denver area is not expected to receive any snow — as the storm arrives, the warmer conditions at lower elevations will turn snowflakes into rain showers.

Rain is expected in the metro area mainly between 4 and 10 p.m., forecasters said. Thunderstorms could occur closer to 10 p.m.

Denver can anticipate a warm, sunny day before the rain, with high temperatures approaching 60 degrees and light afternoon winds, according to forecasters. Temperatures will drop to a low of 34 degrees overnight as the clouds move in.

Light mountain snow and isolated rain for the plains and metro area will persist through Sunday, NWS meteorologists said.

The Denver area might experience its own snowfall beginning on Monday, if temperatures manage to drop below freezing, as per NWS forecasters. Alternatively, rain showers will continue.

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