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Quick-moving system to bring dropping temperatures, snow to Denver

Denver, Colorado weather forecast for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Denver, Colorado weather forecast for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Denver Weather Examiner

Don’t be fooled by the relatively mild start to the day this morning in the Mile High City. A storm system is approaching and coupled with a cold front will bring a plummeting mercury and a good chance for snow.

Denver will start out the day with partly clear skies and temperatures climbing to the mid-40s by mid-morning. A cold front is working its way south now though and will arrive in the Denver area by about 9:00 a.m.

Some light rain / snow will be possible by about that time with snow becoming spreading and becoming likely by noon. It will be a quick hit, much like last week, and is expected to end by 5:00 p.m. or so.

Total snow accumulations are a bit tough to forecast with this system. Metro area locations can expect anywhere from a trace to 2 inches with the higher amounts south and west. The foothills and Palmer Divide will be looking at 2 to 4 inches.

Some locally higher amounts are possible depending on how things play out.

Wind speeds will be increasing with the system’s arrival and continue through the day. Gusts from the north at 40 mph will be possible.

Overnight tonight skies will begin to clear and on Wednesday we will be waking to mostly clear to clear skies. Tomorrows high temperatures will climb right back to near normal and top out in the low 50s. Thursday and Friday continue an upward trend with highs pushing the 60 degree mark.

See the image for today’s outlook and keep an eye on current conditions here.

See the image for today's Denver weather forecast. Be sure to keep an eye on our interactive radar as the storm arrives and drops rain and snow.

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