Denver weather today: Three to five inches of snow expected in Denver Thursday

Winter weather is back Thursday, as temperatures remain below freezing all day and up to five inches of snow is expected to fall in Denver.

A few light snow flurries during Thursday’s morning commute could bring some slick spots on the road, but the main snowfall will begin in the afternoon and likely affect the evening commute.

“Denver will likely see some light snow as well for at least the latter half of the morning commute, but this snow should remain on the lighter side,” forecasters at the National Weather Service in Boulder said.

After the morning flurries, there might be a mid-day break in the snow before it continues in the afternoon and late evening.

With temperatures Thursday only reaching a high of 25 degrees in the afternoon, anywhere from two to five inches could fall in Denver.

“This increase would occur by early evening at the latest, so we are still concerned with the evening commute across Denver,” forecasters said. “Travel conditions will be deteriorating. … One interesting note is if we see enough solar insolation we could actually get a little melting initially which would NOT be in our best interest for impacts. If that occurs and then we get a quick increase in snow in the evening commute it could be quite the difficult drive with a quick freeze/ice compaction.”

Current road temperature forecasts show Denver roads right at the freezing mark, forecasters said, so it could go either way.

Elsewhere in Colorado, the northern parts of the Front Range are expected to get the most snowfall in the state, with Boulder getting up to eight inches of snow. Boulder has a 100% chance of getting more than four inches of snow, the National Weather Service reported on Twitter.

Thursday night’s low is 8 degrees in Denver, and some more light snow could fall in Denver Friday morning, so forecasters said Friday’s morning commute could have some travel impacts as well.

Snowfall should diminish by noon Friday, and the high will be similar to Thursday’s at 23 degrees.

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