Storm system to pass through Friday: rain, thunder, snow around Denver

DENVER -- Cloud cover increases Thursday as a storm system approaches Denver, with rain, snow and thunderstorms expected Friday.

The high country catches some rain and snow late Thursday, and these chances last through Friday and early Saturday. These are the showers that approach the greater metro area Friday morning and increase across the region throughout the afternoon and evening.

Those to the east of Interstate 25 have a chance of thunderstorms, along I-25 have a chance of rain, snow and thunder, and snow for those into the elevations.

For Denver, the chance for rain increases quickly in the afternoon.

A larger area of heavy rain and thunder form on the city's east and southeast side that, if this cools down enough, could produce a burst of some heavy snow. Snow is a possibility as it appears in the data, and if indeed develops there will be a lot of snow for the few areas it develops over which include points from DIA to the south and east.

The storm system bringing these chances will clear Saturday morning, leaving partly sunny skies in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s expected for the metro area.

Although Sunday remains in the 50s for the city, another storm system will make its way through the area, and this one brings another chance for rain, snow, and thunder from later Sunday through Monday morning. Unless temperatures cool off more than expected, there will be more rain than snow.

The Pinpoint Weather Team will continue watching this late-weekend system for any chance that snow becomes more likely, and therefore more impactful, to Monday morning's commute.

As this storm system clears, there will be a quick warm-up into the upper 60s and some 70s for Tuesday and Wednesday -- the warmest of the year so far.

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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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