Pinpoint Weather: Colder temps, chance of snow in forecast

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Sunset from lower downtown Denver. Photo by: Dave Harpe Oct. 4, 2012

Sunset from lower downtown Denver. Photo by: Dave Harpe Oct. 4, 2012

DENVER — A drastic change in the weather means you’ll want to protect any outdoor plants during the overnight hours into Friday.

Temperatures in metro Denver only reached into the high 40s Thursday, a 35-degree drop from Wednesday.

Lows will drop to near freezing in the city by sunrise Friday.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says another cold front heads our way with rain showers expected by Friday afternoon. High temperatures will only be in the 40s.

“Then heading into Saturday temperatures drop into the 20s and the rain changes to snow,” Fraser says. “We will have on & off light snow showers until late on Saturday. A little accumulation on mainly grassy areas is not out of the question even in Denver.”

Another night of freezing temperatures is expected going into Sunday. It may be a good idea to drain any external pipes.

Warmer days return for much of next week.