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DENVER (KDVR) — An Arctic cold front moved into the state Monday, causing a drastic temperature drop in the Denver metro area. It was 56 degrees at noon and 9 degrees just after 11 p.m.

Light snow will continue overnight. Depending on where you are along the Front Range, snow showers will be hit or miss and spotty throughout the next couple of days.

Roads will be icy and snowpacked along the Interstate 70 mountain corridor if you’re heading up to hit the slopes.

Breakdown of the next few days

  • By 5 p.m. Tuesday: Snow will increase in the foothills and Front Range, west of Interstate 25
  • Wednesday morning: Snow picks up in foothills and Front Range, gets heavier in the mountains, continues through the afternoon
  • Wednesday evening: Foothills, Front Range start to dry out as snow moves out of the area
  • Thursday: Break in snow, with some snowfall continuing in the mountains

Snow total ranges around the state

  • Southwest mountains (including Telluride, Silverton, Wolf Creek Pass, Durango, Pagosa Springs): 2-3 feet
  • Central mountains (including Aspen and Vail): 1-2 feet
  • Northern mountains: 6-18 inches
  • Front Range, Denver metro: 2-6 inches
  • Eastern Plains: 1-3 inches
  • Northeastern plains: 3-6 inches
  • East of I-25 (including Watkins, Aurora, Parker, Denver International Airport): 1-3 inches
  • Downtown Denver: 2-5 inches
  • Foothills (including Genesee, Ken Caryl, Evergreen, Boulder, Conifer): 5-7 inches

The drastic temperature difference in one day is reflected by the high of 55 Monday and a forecast high of 11 on Tuesday at DIA. The normal for this time of year is 47 degrees.