DENVER — The strong storm system that has been hammering California with high surf, damaging winds and heavy ran and snow is heading for Colorado - but as it moves our way, it is rapidly weakening.
Some snow will develop tonight for the mountains and the snow will become heavier on Friday. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide until 5 AM Saturday. Since this storm system is losing steam as it approaches, most snow amounts in the high country will be in the 4 to 8 inch range.
This storm system will bring an increase in clouds and some light snow to Denver and the northeast plains on Friday, but amounts are expected to be light - less than a half an inch for most areas.
Friday will still be a pretty chilly day with temperatures in the upper 30s to low 40s for lower elevations and in the 20s to near 30 degrees in the mountains. Skies will stay cloudy through Friday night and then clear on Saturday
The weekend will be dry with temperatures in the 20s and 30s in the mountains and in the 40s for Denver and the eastern plains. The Bronco's final game of the season will be played under sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 40s at kickoff and lower 40s by the end of the game.
Milder weather will return to Colorado early next week with highs in the low 50s Monday and Tuesday. Next Wednesday will be a little colder with a chance for some light snow or flurries.
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