With incoming cold front comes chance for storms, snow

Posted at 5:21 PM, May 16, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-17 00:34:28-04

DENVER — As a cold front moves into the Denver metro area, storms are to be expected through Friday morning.

According to Denver7 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Mike Nelson, the front will plunge Denver's stretch of 80 degree weather into chillier regions, along with evening showers and storms.

A lightning strike lit a Thornton house's attic on fire Tuesday afternoon, though nobody was home at the time, and no one was hurt.

The system will fully impact the area starting Wednesday, bringing heavy rain to various regions, including the metro area, on Wednesday morning. The potential for scattered storms exists on Wednesday as well.

Thursday, the chance for snow becomes greater. Denver will likely experience rain through the morning and afternoon, but see that rain turn to snow on Thursday night into Friday morning.

Will that snow stick to the ground? It's not likely in the Denver metro, but temps will turn to a freeze on Thursday night, making it a possibility. In the mountains and foothills, there could be up to four to eight inches of wet snow. 

According to Nelson, the inclement weather on Friday could signal broken branches and numerous power outages. 

When will it get warm again? Expect that to happen next week.