Cold weather returns; snow possible into Thursday

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DENVER — Freezing drizzle and snow showers are possible throughout the afternoon into the evening across the metro area Wednesday.

Total Front Range snow accumulation is expected to be around 1-2 inches, with 2-6 inches across the Palmer Divide and Foothills.  Highs will be in the mid 30s.

The mountains can expect snow south of I-70 primarily.

Around 8-16″ may accumulate in the Sangre de Christo and San Juan mountains.  Even the lower elevations along I-25 through Walsenburg and Raton Pass will see accumulation.

Snow ends during the morning rush hour on Thursday then skies turn partly cloudy.  Highs on Thursday will be around 40 degrees.

The weekend looks sunny and warmer with 60s.

We “Spring Forward” this weekend, so don’t forget to set your clocks forward one hour Saturday night.

It is also a good time to change batteries in smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.