DENVER (KDVR) — We are forecasting increasing snow and wind in the central and northern mountains today. Expect 1-2 feet of grand total snowfall by Thursday at noon, with less in the mountain valleys.

Wednesday is a Pinpoint Weather Alert Day for snow accumulation and cold temperatures.

Here is the timeline when snowfall will arrive:

  • Fort Collins/northern Colorado: by 11 a.m.
  • Boulder: by 11 a.m.
  • Denver: by 3-4 p.m.
  • Castle Rock: by 5 p.m.

Snow tapers off to flurries early Thursday. Here’s our forecasted totals:

  • Denver Metro: 1-5 inches
  • Western Suburbs: 4-8 inches
  • Fort Collins/northern Colorado: 2-8 inches
  • Castle Rock: 1-3 inches
  • Foothills: 4-12 inches
  • Central and northern mountains: 1-2 feet
Inches of total snow by 5pm Thursday.
Inches of total snow by 5pm Thursday.
Inches of total snow by 5pm Thursday.

Low temperatures across the Front Range Wednesday night into Thursday morning drop to zero degrees. Thursday stays cloudy with flurries early and cold highs in the teens and 20s.

Friday is dry, with highs in the 40s. We are forecasting a slight chance for a rain/snow shower on Saturday. Highs will be in the 40s on Saturday.