From the 80s to snow just in time for start of May

Posted on: 7:36 am, April 29, 2013, by , updated on: 10:33am, April 30, 2013

DENVER — May looks to arrive with a shock to the system, with much of the state expected to go from 80 degrees and sunshine on Monday to 30 degrees and snow by Wednesday.

A strong Canadian cold front is expected to hit Northern Colorado Tuesday afternoon before moving on to Denver during the evening rush hour.

Temperatures are expected to be colder during the afternoon, dropping into the 40s when the wind starts to gust. Rain is expected to mix with wet snowfall, with a mix of thunder and snow also being a possibility.

The wintry mix is expected to change to spring snow Wednesday morning.

The heaviest accumulation will likely be in the Foothills, where a foot of snow is possible.

Across the Front Range, most of the accumulation will likely be on grass, roofs, trees and lawn furniture. It’ll make for a slow Wednesday morning rush hour before the sunshine returns on Thursday.

As of Monday morning, Denver’s winter snow total stands at 75 inches as measured at DIA, making it the snowiest winter in 20 years.

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