Alert: Rain moves into metro area; afternoon thunderstorms possible, snow in mountains

DENVER -- Rain showers developed in Denver, Boulder and Fort Collins on Wednesday morning with a better chance through the afternoon and evening commute.

The rain could mix with snow in the foothills. A few thunderstorms are again possible in the afternoon across the eastern Plains with small hail and lightning.

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Highs on Wednesday will only reach the mid-50s.

There could be a rain/snow mix in Denver on Thursday morning with 0-1 inch of accumulation and 1-2 inches across the Palmer Divide (above 6,000 feet) and in the foothills.

Heavier amounts will fall along the Continental Divide above 8,000 feet.

Total Snow by Thursday Night. Meteorologist Chris Tomer.

There will be rain showers across the Front Range by midday Thursday and lasting in the evening commute.

Highs again will only reach the mid-50s as the rain tapers off by Thursday night.

Denver should get about 1 inch of rain over the next two days.

It will be drier and sunny on Friday.

On Saturday, morning sunshine gives way to partly cloudy afternoon skies and temperatures rebound to about 75 degrees.

There's a 20 percent to 30 percent chance of afternoon thunderstorms on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

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