Pinpoint Weather: Rain sticking around metro Denver, snow expands in mountains

DENVER -- Showers and thunderstorms will hang around Wednesday night in Denver and across northeast Colorado.

Meanwhile, snow will be expanding in the central and northern mountains.

Rain is expected to be on and off through the overnight hours with some of the best rain arriving early Thursday.

There will be some thunderstorms at times with lightning, gusty wind and small hail.

The rain will slowly end late Thursday.  And the snow will also come to an end about the same time.

In all, rain totals across northeast Colorado and in the Denver metro area could range from one-half inch to 2 inches in spots. That moisture will help with drought conditions and fire concerns.

The snow totals will be between 4 to 10 inches over some of the higher peaks.

The spring showers are sticking around with rain chances returning each afternoon from Sunday through Wednesday.

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