Spring storm brings heavy snow to mountains and more rain needed in Denver – CBS Denver


DENVER (CBS4) – The second spring storm to hit Colorado this week brings snow to the mountains while the metro area is guaranteed to see more rain through Wednesday night.

After such a dry and windy April, the change to wet weather early in the month was very well received. Since May 1, Denver has received nearly an inch of rain, including downpours that fell across the metro area from Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.

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In addition to the wet weather on Wednesday, it will remain cloudy and very cool for early May. High temperatures in the Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins areas will struggle to reach 50 degrees Wednesday afternoon.

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Most of Wednesday morning will see fog and drizzle in the metro area. Then a better chance of measurable precipitation will return during the afternoon and evening. The heaviest rains for many neighborhoods can wait until at least sunset. For example, the First Alert Futurecast shows quite a bit of humidity along the Urban Corridor at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

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The chance of rain along the Front Range will then diminish rapidly after midnight, while snow showers will continue in the mountains until sunrise Thursday. There is a winter weather advisory for the mountains around Estes Park, including Rocky Mountain National Park, until 6 a.m. Thursday for 4 to 8 inches of snow.

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Further south, the I-70 mountain corridor, including Summit County, will see at least 2 to 3 inches of snow during the day Wednesday, followed by another 1 to 2 inches Wednesday evening. The higher foothills (above 7,500 feet) in Jefferson, Boulder and Larimer counties will also see at least a light dusting of snow on Wednesday.

First Alert Weather Observer John Baich reported snow in Coal Creek Canyon on Wednesday morning (Credit: John Baich)

Drier weather will return across Colorado on Thursday and much warmer temperatures will also return for the weekend. For Mother’s Day Sunday, the forecast is warmer and drier in the Denver metro area, but there’s still a 30% chance of rain Sunday afternoon.


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