Thursday, 27 Jan 2022

Denver weather: Mountain snow on Saturday could clip Denver this afternoon

Snow in the mountains is expected to spill onto the Eastern Plains this afternoon, and the metro area has a slight chance of getting some p.m. precipitation.

In Denver on Saturday there’s a chance of rain and snow before 2 p.m., turning to rain until 3 p.m., and then back to a possible mix of rain and snow, according to the National Weather Service. Skies will be mostly cloudy and the high temperature in the city will hit about 42 degrees with a 20% chance of precipitation.

Up to 4 inches of snow is expected in some mountain areas on Saturday with up to 6 inches of snow north of Rabbit Ears Pass, the weather service said. Roads will be slick and drivers should expect wintry conditions. The snow that spills onto the plains this afternoon will be mainly along and south of Interstate 70. The Palmer Divide could see about an inch of snow accumulation.

Tonight in Denver there’s a 10% chance of snow before 7 p.m. and the low temperature will drop to about 17 degrees, the weather service said.

On Sunday in Denver skies will be sunny with a high temperature near 40 degrees. Monday will be sunny with a high of about 47 degrees, according to the NWS forecast. Dry weather and seasonably mild temperatures, with highs in the 50s, are expected through much of the upcoming week in Denver.

 

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