Snow turns roads icy, Wednesday evening commute a mess

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DENVER -- Bands of snow will continue to drop from the north to south across metro Denver through the early evening hours.  Some light additional accumulation will be possible in the city with up to another 1″-2″ south of town.

Roads will be slushy to slick once the sun sets this evening.  The evening commute was treacherous and slow in parts of western and southern metro Denver.

Frigid night forecast

Most snow will end between 8-10PM.  Skies will then clear overnight allowing temperatures to drop into the single digits and teens.  Roads could be icy in spots early on Thursday before sunshine returns and starts to melt away the snow and dry out the roads.

It’ll be a chilly day with highs only in the upper 30s.  More sunshine on Friday will warm us back into the upper 40s.  Saturday will have more clouds and a possible late night rain/snow shower.  Sunday looks super with mainly sunny skies and highs in the upper 50s.  We hit our warmest day on Monday with a high in Denver near 60 degrees.  We quickly cool off by midweek with another round of snow back in the forecast.

-- Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser

RELATED: Full forecast

Denver International Airport  is encouraging travelers to check flight schedules for possible delays.

The foothills and Palmer Divide could see 3 to 6 inches before the snow tapers off in the evening and skies clear. The Sangre de Cristo Mountains could see more than a foot of snow, with the southeastern part of the state getting 8 to 12 inches.