The Denver metro area will possibly see freezing drizzle beginning at midnight and continuing into the early morning hours of Thursday, according to the National Weather Service's Boulder office.

A forecast update released at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday also puts up to a foot of snow on the western slopes of the Rockies by the end of the day Thursday.

Snowfall is expected throughout parts of the state, including a trace to three inches in the plains, 4 to eight inches in the mountains along and north of Rabbit Ears Pass with less the further south you go, NWS says.

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The National Weather Service says their confidence in freezing drizzle hitting the metro area is "medium to low." However, they do say precipitation is likely to increase by the 3 - 4 a.m. hours with snow joining the mix.

This mix of rain and snow is likely to extend southeastward into Lincoln County. Chances are the mix will last until the late morning hours on Thursday.

Little to no snow accumulation is expected since there likely won't be much snow.

However, bridges and overpasses could become icy, so drivers are urged to be cautious when on the roads Thursday.