Colder temperatures move into metro area; freezing fog advisory issued

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DENVER -- A freezing fog advisory was issued for the great Denver metro area on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said.

The advisory comes as a fast-moving cold front moved into the area on Tuesday morning, bringing much colder temperatures and creating the possibility of icy weather for the afternoon commute.

The freezing fog advisory is in effect until 2 p.m., covering the metro area and the northern Front Range foothills.

Fog rolled into Denver International Airport, causing delays as the Federal Aviation Administration slowed flights for safety reasons about 10 a.m.

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Scattered light snow will stir up during the afternoon across the Front Range and eastern Plains.

Accumulations should stay on the light side, likely in the dusting to 1-inch range. How much of that snow will stick to the roads is questionable because temperatures will hover around the freezing mark most of the day.

Cold air charged in from the north, resulting in a 20- to 25-degree drop from Monday's highs.

Temperatures will be in the low to middle 30s throughout the afternoon across the Front Range. Highs will stay around the freezing mark through Friday, with overnight lows dipping into the upper single digits and lower teens.

Snow will stir up from time to time across the high country as well, being most prolific in areas around and north of the Interstate 70 corridor.

Winter storm warnings and winter weather advisories will continue through Wednesday for most mountain communities west of the Continental Divide. An additional 2-6 inches will fall through Tuesday night within the advisory/warning areas.

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