Cold, wet weather rumbles into the Denver area Tuesday

Cold, wet weather rumbled into the Denver area Tuesday afternoon with a mix of rain and snow, and thunder, in some areas.

At about 5:30 p.m. the temperature in Denver dropped to 39 degrees after a high temp of 59 degrees earlier in the day, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

 

Rain showers are expected in the Denver area until 10 p.m., and then rain will mix with snow overnight, the weather service said. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the overnight low temperature will drop to 34 degrees. Little or no snow accumulation is expected. The chance for overnight precipitation in the city is 50%.

The snow level will drop to about 5,000 feet overnight, with accumulations of 1 to 3 inches in some mountain areas, the weather service said.

On the Eastern Plains, strong winds, up to 50 mph, are expected this evening and tonight, including around Limon and areas to the south. Drivers on Interstate 70 should expect blowing dirt and the chance for reduced visibility, the weather service said.

Mostly cloudy skies over the Denver area on Wednesday morning will gradually give way to sunny skies as the high temp in the city hits 63 degrees. It will be breezy and winds will gust to 31 mph, according to the forecast. Thursday in Denver will be sunny with a high temperature near 71 degrees.

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