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Winter weather returns to Denver area Friday after nearly snowless April

After a nearly snowless April, the Front Range will get some snow by Saturday morning.
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DENVER — Another round of snow is on the way Friday and chilly temperatures will stick around Colorado for the foreseeable future.

The Denver metro area will probably see a little sunshine Friday before clouds move back in around noon. Temperatures stay chilly Friday, with highs in the lower 50s along with another afternoon of gusty winds.

We'll watch for mountain snow showers to move into Colorado's western slope and high country midday Friday, then push into the Front Range late Friday night, dropping some slushy snow across Denver and the rest of the urban corridor. 

The Denver metro area can expect 1-3 inches of snow accumulation, with the potential for 2-5 inches in the foothills and along the Palmer Divide. Locally heavier bands will dictate who gets those higher end totals as well.

A Winter Weather Advisory will be in effect for Elkhead and Park Mountains, Flat Tops and Front Range mountains and central mountains from 9 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday. These areas could see 6-12 inches of snowfall, with winds gusting up to 40 mph. Watch for blowing snow to create reduced visibility. 

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Colorado will stay chilly and unsettled with lingering morning flurries Saturday. Clouds stick around most of the day on Saturday, with the potential for a flurry or two during the afternoon. Temperatures will be well below average, with highs only in the mid-40s.

As this system moves out, we'll see a bit more sunshine and slightly warmer (but still below-average) temperatures Sunday afternoon.

There's the potential for some significant (and very beneficial!) rain across eastern Colorado for Tuesday and Wednesday, though the exact track of an area of low pressure will determine how much rain we may actually get.

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

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