Freeze warning issued for metro Denver, Front Range through Wednesday morning

DENVER -- The wind blew in cold air, some rain and some snow, at least in the mountains.

A freeze warning was issued for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning in the metro areas and along the Front Range. Larimer, Weld and Morgan counties have a better chance of a freeze than the metro area.

Not much changes Wednesday until late in the day when another strong surge of cold air will blow into the state. This time, the mountains -- especially in the north -- could come away with several inches of snow.

As temperatures in the metro area drop to near freezing, the snow line will drop closer to the city.

The overall chance of rain and/or snow in Denver remains low Thursday, but temperatures will support a rain/snow mix, especially over the Palmer Divide and western suburbs.

That is if the clouds drop any moisture in the metro area. Most of the moisture from the system will stay in the mountains.

Although Denver isn't expecting a snowstorm, it is that time of year.

With the clouds and low chance of showers, Thursday will be the coldest day since May 17 with highs in the 40s and 50s.

That cold day turns into a very cold night through Friday morning. Many will freeze that night; if not a freeze, it will certainly be frosty. Gardeners should beware each night during the duration of this colder week.

The system will be clearing Friday through the weekend and that will allow a quick and steady warm-up to the 70s.