May snowstorm causing closures, slick roads across Colorado
DENVER — Another late spring storm made its way into Colorado and could bring a record low for May 1. Winds picked up Tuesday night and colder temperatures moved into the region.
As of early Wednesday morning, the snow was yet to hit the Metro area, with rain showers continuing to fall as of 5 a.m. But snow finally started to come down as of 6 a.m., with Metro Denver expected to eventually pick up between 1 and 4 inches of snow by the end of the day.
Areas north and west of Denver were getting heavier snow, with two school districts in Fort Collins closing Wednesday, as well as one in Estes Park. Click here for the full school closure list.
Several interstates were also affected Wednesday morning, with westbound I-70 closing down briefly near Georgetown just after 5:30 a.m. due to a slew of accidents. Click here for the latest traffic updates before heading out the door.
A Winter Storm Warning remained in effect Wednesday morning for locations west of I-25, and a Winter Weather Advisory was still up up for the rest of the metro Denver region until through 6 a.m.
Some snow was falling north of Denver, from Johnstown up to Fort Collins, and west of Denver, as far east as the Foothills.
The ground is warm so accumulation will likely be delayed statewide Wednesday, until temperatures dip into record-low territory. The forecast high for Wednesday is 36, and the coldest temperature Denver has ever recorded for a high on May 1 is 33 degrees.
Warmer weather returns for Friday. This weekend will see temps in the low to mid 60s, but there is a chance for rain Sunday.
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