Rain showers and a few thunderstorms will move across the Denver area and Front Range through this evening.  In the mountains snow will be falling in moderate to heavy bands at times.  There is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in place for as much as 6″ of snow mainly above 9,000 feet.  Roads will be slushy and slick in the high country.  So, allow extra time if you are traveling through the Colorado mountains.  Most of the rain in Denver should end around midnight.  There is a chance that some light snow could mix with the rain on the south and west side of the metro mainly above 6,000 feet.  We are not expecting any accumulation here.  Skies will clear during the overnight as temperatures head down into the chilly 30s.  Sunshine will return tomorrow, but with a brisk north wind temperatures will only make it into the low 60s.  A cold front will slide across northeast Colorado on Friday reinforcing the cool and brisk conditions, but it will stay sunny.  Then high pressure takes over through most of next week giving us sunny skies and warm highs in the 70s.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser