Cold front hits Denver; cool weekend ahead with areas of rain and snow

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DENVER -- A cold front moved into the Denver metro area on Friday afternoon, dropping temperatures  25 degrees within three hours.

Gusty winds will make for a chilly evening with temperatures in the 40s and the feels-like temperature in the 30s.

Areas of rain and snow moved across the high country and that provides the rain chances to the metro areas and Plains for Friday evening.

For Denver and the metro area, cloud cover will stick around and occasional rain is also possible.

There's a 40 percent chance in Denver, with a higher chance near Fort Collins and Greeley.

The rain chance and cloud cover remain through the overnight hours.

Temperatures will drop into the 30s in most locations overnight, getting close enough to the freezing mark.

The cooler weather remains this weekend, with 50s for highs expected on Saturday and Sunday.

Although Saturday will be mostly dry, rain chances increase steadily Sunday to bring an impact to the Rockies game in the afternoon.

The rain chance is a rain/snow chance in the mountains. There are possible mountain travel impacts over the passes because of accumulating snow and slush, mostly Sunday and and into Sunday night.

There could be snow around the metro area on Monday and/or Tuesday morning. Monday will have a rain chance with highs only in the 40s.

As it cools off for the nights, there might be snow mixing in with any areas of rain. Accumulation is not expected within the metro area.

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We're tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News - and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.

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