DENVER (KDVR) — While plenty of Colorado families will be sitting around a table enjoying turkey and sides, a snowstorm will be making its way into the state.

A big change moves in on Thanksgiving, and it could have an impact on your Black Friday shopping. A Pinpoint Weather Alert Day has been issued for Friday.

The Pinpoint Weather team is watching the models. After you settle down on the couch after your big feast, snow will arrive and bring big totals for some areas.


According to the Pinpoint Weather forecast, Thanksgiving will be mild with highs in the low 40s. Snow showers will develop in the late afternoon in the foothills and then slowly move out along Interstate 25 later at night.

The snow will continue from late Thursday into early Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year. Roads will be slick in spots early and again late on Friday.

The snow will linger all day before wrapping up around midnight into early Saturday morning. Temperatures will stay below freezing from Thursday night through Sunday afternoon.


The highest totals will be in the foothills west of I-25, with up to 10 inches possible in spots.

If you are sticking around the Denver metro and Front Range this holiday, between 1 to 3 inches of snow could coat your yard.


Black Friday will be chilly this year, so dress warm.

Highs on Friday will be below-freezing and will stay in the upper 20s on Saturday. Temperatures will drop into the teens at night.

This means the snow will stick to the roads and cause icy conditions. Watch out for bridges and overpasses, as those will freeze over first. As you head out to the stores to chase those holiday deals, take it slow and watch out for road conditions.

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By Saturday, the sunshine will return, which will help melt some of the snow.

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The Pinpoint Weather team will continue to update the forecast multiple times each day.