DENVER — Snow could hamper travel on Black Friday and possibly part of the Thanksgiving weekend.
A few inches of snow are expected to fall across much of Northeast Colorado on Black Friday, and bitterly cold temperatures will likely persist through the weekend.
First, light to moderate snowfall appears likely across northeastern Colorado, including Denver and other lower elevation locations. Although significant differences remain between computer forecast models, it appears snow will arrive from the north late Thanksgiving night and into Friday morning.
An intense cold front arrives Thanksgiving morning, paving the way for snow and a prolonged period of colder temperatures across Northeast Colorado.
While Thanksgiving itself looks mostly cold and cloudy, snow likely arrives after dark on Thanksgiving. Snow continues during the day Friday before tapering off Friday evening or early Saturday morning.
It’s a little early to know specific totals and impacts, but this looks like a light to moderate snow event, perhaps in the range of 2 to 4 or 3 to 6 inches for most of the Northeast from Colorado. It also looks like northern Colorado (Weld and Larimer counties) could end up with the highest totals from this storm, but again, it’s still early for more details.
You can expect at least some impacts on the roads and at Denver International Airport. Airport delays appear likely, but the relatively light nature of the snow should keep airport operations mostly intact. Again, check back for more details as the storm approaches. Most of the snow will fall Friday, with perhaps some late Thursday night and/or early Saturday morning.
Cold temperatures will be the other big takeaway from our next storm, with temperatures likely stuck in the 20s by Black Friday. Overnight lows could fall into the single digits Friday and/or Saturday morning.
The snow is expected to clear in time for the Broncos’ game against the Cleveland Browns at Empower Field at Mile High Sunday afternoon, with temperatures in the 30s.
A gradual warming trend is expected to continue next week, with highs in the 40s and dry weather.
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