Stormy skies bring soaking showers to Colorado

DENVER -- A storm system moving across Colorado brought wind, snow, rain, thunder and lightning on Thursday night.

The heaviest snow of 5-10 inches will fall steadily Thursday night in the mountains that are under a winter weather advisory for adverse travel conditions.

For Denver and the Front Range, showers and thunderstorms will move from south to north through the evening hours.

There could be some gusty wind with some of the showers. And it is possible that late Thursday night some of the rain could turn to snow, but little to no accumulation is expected.

If there is a slushy trace to one-half inch, it would be south of the city across the Palmer Divide in places such as Castle Rock, Parker, Sedalia and Franktown.

Moderate to heavy bands of snow could develop after midnight across extreme northeast Colorado. Snow totals under those bands might range from 1-3 inches.

The storm will lift out of Colorado early Friday, returning sunshine to most places. However, it will be very windy with speeds from the northwest up to 40 mph and gusts to more than 50 mph.

Another storm system will return rain and snow to the metro Denver area on Sunday into Monday.

The storm could set up in a favorable spot to give accumulating snow in the city.

The second half of March could be active, bringing better chances for much-needed snow and that appears to be panning out.

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