DENVER (KDVR) — After a warm start to the week, big changes are on the way to Colorado. Temperatures will take a nose dive on Friday. The Pinpoint Weather Team has issued a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for Friday and Saturday.
Here are five things to know about the storm system moving in:
- Highs will be around 90 degrees on Thursday before a cold front races in
- Rain/snow hits Denver by 12 p.m. Friday and then changes to all snow by Friday night into Saturday morning.
- Expect an 80% melt rate for Denver and many places along the I-25 Corridor.
- We are forecasting two freezes: Friday night into Saturday morning and Saturday night into Sunday morning.
- Total snow accumulations will vary, but the biggest totals will come from above 6,000 feet. That includes the Foothills, some western suburbs, mountains, and Palmer Divide. That’s where 1-2 feet of accumulation is possible.
- Denver 1-4 inches
- Foothills 1-2 feet
- Palmer Divide: 6-12 inches
- Eastern Plains 1-3 inches
- Northern Colorado 1-4 inches
- High Mountains 1-2 feet on the Divide with less west
Latest freeze dates since 1872
Here’s a look at the latest dates of the last freeze of the season, according to the National Weather Service:
- June 8, 2007
- June 2, 1951
- June 1, 1919
- May 30, 1883
- May 28, 1947
- May 26, 1950
- May 24, 2002
- May 22, 2019
- May 22, 1930
- May 22, 1910
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