Rain and snow move in, dropping temperatures to the 40s on Tuesday

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DENVER -- The Front Range had mild and calm weather on Monday, but changes will move in overnight with rain, snow and much cooler temperatures.

Isolated showers and storms will move across the mountains, Front Range and eastern Plains on Monday afternoon and evening.

Temperatures will drop quickly and winds will increase as a cold front sweeps across the state.

Cloud cover will build in overnight with scattered rain showers changing to snow by early Tuesday morning.

This could create some slowdowns and slick roads for the Tuesday morning commute, especially in the foothills, eastern mountains and along the Palmer Divide.

Snow showers will clear out of Denver by midday Tuesday with cloudy skies sticking around.

The Palmer Divide and foothills could hang on to some scattered snow showers through Tuesday afternoon and evening.

High temperatures will only reach 47 degrees in Denver on Tuesday.

Snow totals will be small in the lower elevations. Totals on the Front Range will stay less than 1 inch with the best chances for accumulation along the Palmer Divide and in the foothills.

Places near Monument Hill could see 1-2 inches by the time showers clear late Tuesday night.

Most of the Denver metro area will get no accumulation or just a dusting on the cooler surfaces. The mountains could get up to 4 inches.

Wednesday will be dry and warmer with highs in the mid-60s.

Another storm system will move through late Thursday into early Friday morning, bringing a 20 percent chance of rain.

Temperatures will cool to the 50s on Thursday and will warm to the 70s for Friday as the showers clear out early in the morning.

Temperatures have a chance to reach the 80s this weekend with a slight chance of an afternoon shower on Saturday and Sunday.

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