Cooler day with breezy conditions; snow arrives in northern Colorado overnight

DENVER -- A cold front drops in Wednesday, knocking highs down to 52 degrees in Denver and Boulder.

It will be in the upper 40s to near 50 degrees in Fort Collins and Greeley. There will be partly cloudy skies and breezy conditions in the afternoon.

The mountains can expect partly to mostly cloudy skies. It will be very windy above treeline with gusts to 30-80 mph. A gust of 101 mph hit Berthoud Pass on Tuesday.

Snow arrives in the central and northern mountains on Wednesday night continuing into Thursday. Snow accumulations in the northern mountains will range from 2-6 inches, with 1-4 inches in the central mountains.

Northern Colorado from Fort Collins to Greeley to Fort Morgan can expect 1-3 inches of accumulation.

There will be 6 inches or more in Cheyenne, Briggsdale and Sterling. Denver will see 0-1 inch of accumulation with nothing across the Palmer Divide.

This weekend into next week looks active thanks to the jet stream. The central and northern mountains are in for significant snow amounts.

Heavy snow is likely on Saturday with other waves of snow between Sunday and Wednesday.

In Denver, there could be a few rounds of snow showers on Saturday and Sunday.

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