Cold, light snow and icy roads develop in metro Denver: Pinpoint Weather Alert Day

DENVER -- A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day is in effect for Saturday, as periods of freezing drizzle and snow take place throughout the afternoon. Temperatures dropped into the 20s and roads turned icy in a few places around metro Denver.

Several crashes were reported Saturday afternoon.

As our temperatures steadily dropped into the 20s, the morning's freezing drizzle transitioned over to snow by the midday and afternoon hours. Snow showers may be heavy at times, but we are only forecasting a trace up to 3 inches of accumulated snow out of this system. Some of those higher totals will be found in the foothills, as well as the far northeastern plains.

Conditions will steadily dry out overnight, with a mix of sun and clouds around by sunrise on Sunday. It will be cold, as temperatures will drop into the teens thanks to a clearing sky. Sunday will offer sunshine and warmer temperatures, with highs in the 40s.

The remainder of our forecast for the upcoming holiday week looks quiet, with sunshine expected Monday through Friday. Temperatures will also climb above average, reaching the upper 50s to 60 by Thursday and Friday.

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Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

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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