Highs were unseasonably warm across the Denver metro-area Thursday, in the upper 50s to low 60s for Thursday — that's about 15 to 20 degrees above normal.
Our next storm will bring significant snow to the mountains tonight through tomorrow. Snow will be heavy in the high country with Winter Storm Warnings until Saturday morning. Twelve to 28 inches of snow will be possible over that time frame.
READ MORE: Colorado's mountains will see 10-20 inches of snow Thursday through early Saturday
Be very careful if you are traveling on Friday in the mountains. Visibility may be low and roads snowpacked.
Expected impact severity for the upcoming mountain snow event. Most severe conditions for portions of the northern mountains late tonight through Friday, including Highway 40 near Rabbit Ears Pass.— NWS Boulder (@NWSBoulder) December 23, 2021
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There's a slight chance that a few light rain showers will cross east over the plains Thursday night into Friday morning, but any totals would be extremely light.
We have only seen 3/10 of an inch of snow officially in Denver. By the end of December, we are typically looking at around 20 inches of snow.
Temperatures will also dip a few degrees, but we're still looking at 50s for afternoon highs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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