Denver weather: Where and when snow impacts will be heaviest this week – The Denver Post

Denver’s extended forecast calls for a chance of snow every day for the foreseeable future. The wet and wintery mix begins Tuesday when the metro area could see around an inch of snow accumulation.

Tuesday will be 46 degrees with a 40% chance of precipitation, according to the National Weather Service. Winds could reach 20 mph, and any rain will all switch over to snow after 9 p.m. with a 70% chance of precipitation overnight.

The heaviest snow and most of the travel impacts with the evening round of precipitation are expected to occur on the eastern slopes of the Front Range Mountains, extending northeast into the northern foothills. Snowfall totals could range between four and eight inches, with locally heavier amounts in the higher terrain of Larimer County. Roads across the state, including along the Interstate 25 corridor, will be impacted. Lower elevations could receive three inches Tuesday night with the heaviest impacts toward Fort Collins.

Snow showers will redevelop in the mountains later Wednesday, with a few inches of snow possible by the next morning. Light snow showers will be possible over the plains, but snow amounts will be minimal Wednesday night. Denver could reach 49 degrees with a low of 36 degrees as the chance for precipitation hovers around 30%.

Thursday could reach 52 degrees with thunderstorms and 20 mph wind gusts. With a low of 32 degrees, Thursday night is shaping up to be a heavy-impact weather day with a rough Friday morning commute. Snow is expected to accumulate late Thursday and early Friday. The chance of precipitation is 80%.

Sunday could be the driest day ahead, but even then, there is a possibility for precipitation.

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