DENVER — A strong storm system is swirling east of Colorado and into Nebraska, gusty northwest winds and some snow and rain can be expected for tonight and Friday, especially in the mountains and across the northeast quarter of the state.
A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for the northern and central mountains until 6 AM Friday morning for another 2-4 inches of snow.
There is a slight chance that some of this rain will switch over to snow later tonight and early Friday - down to elevations around 6,000 feet - but any accumulation will be very minor. There is a Freeze Watch for Denver and the northeast plains as temperatures will drop to around freezing.
Skies will clear on Friday, but it will be windy and chilly with highs only around 50-55 degrees in Denver and in the 40s in the mountains. A High Wind Warning is in effect for the far eastern counties of Colorado until Noon on Friday.
Milder conditions will return for the weekend with a nice warm up on Saturday and Sunday. Highs will bounce back to the 60s for lower elevations and 50s in the mountains.
Early next week will be warm and dry with highs in the 70s Monday and Tuesday. The next storm system will move into Colorado on Wednesday and Thursday with a chance for snow in the mountains and rain showers for the plains.
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