Changing winds will make for a wet, chilly period in Colorado

Posted at 5:49 PM, Apr 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-19 19:49:42-04

DENVER — A stream of wind that will wrap from California and over the Rocky Mountains will bring a change of temperature and precipitation to the area.

Denver7 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson said between Thursday and Friday, soaking rain is likely to strike Colorado. That change in weather will likely bring a dip in temperatures.

From Saturday through Monday, expect clear skies and a brief warm-up period until temperatures dip again next Thursday and Friday. 

Conditions will be very similar then, with rain coating the state outside of the mountains. 

In the mountains, expect snow when rain is falling, with snow extending through an elevation of 6,000 feet. 

Although snow is expected to fall in some areas, it isn't likely to reach the Denver metro, lending credence to the fact that Colorado could have its least snowy winter on record.

The Denver metro has seen only 19.4 inches of snowfall, with the previous record coming in at 21.4 inches of snowfall. 

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