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Snow, cold, clouds headed to Colorado next week

Colorado will see a period of cloudy and cold weather with a light snow chances mixed in.
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COLORADO, USA — It's going to be a cloudy Friday across the Colorado as snow develops over the western mountains.

A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted Friday for the Elkhead and Park Mountains where up to 8 inches of snow is possible.

Denver will see mostly cloudy skies with rain or snow showers developing by Friday afternoon with light accumulations, maybe a half inch with 1 to 3 inches possible on the eastern plains.

A weak ridge will then build in for the weekend providing a bit of downslope winds which will warm Denver’s temperatures into the mid 50s by Sunday.

Overall, it looks like we’re in for a colder than usual weather pattern next week. Highs will probably be stuck in the 30s all week long in the Denver area, and it’ll come with a generally favorable pattern for snow across the state.

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As usual, the mountains are more favored to get snow next week. We’ll probably get a few rounds of high-elevation snow next week, starting on Monday.

This storm pattern also be accompanied by strong winds, which will probably combine to make travel difficult across the high country on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

As for Denver and the Front Range, computer models are still struggling with how these systems might affect the Denver area. Right now, it looks like we’ll see a long period of cloudy and cold weather with a few light snow chances. 

We’ll probably see a few inches of snow from these storm systems in the Denver area next week, with the middle of the week most favored for that snowfall.

Wednesday holds the best chance for snow along the Front Range. If we get snow on Wednesday, it’d make it our eighth Wednesday out of the last nine with at least a trace of snowfall in Denver.   

WEATHER LINE 9: Updated weather info at 303-871-1492.

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