Denver weather: Cold front brings snow to the area before Thanksgiving

Some Front Range residents could wake up to a “white Thanksgiving” Thursday as a cold front Wednesday night brings snow to the area.

Wednesday will be a warmer, mostly sunny day with a high of 52 degrees, then the cold front will move through Colorado in the afternoon, reaching the Front Range Wednesday night.

Snow will begin in the northern mountains in the early afternoon and reach the Interstate 70 corridor mountains in the late afternoon. Pre-Thanksgiving travelers could see some minor road impacts there.

The low is 26 degrees, and snow mostly in the southern Denver metro area will begin after 11 p.m. The best chance of snow is in the Palmer Divide, which will also have some strong wind gusts that could lower visibility by blowing snow.

Thursday morning has a 40% chance of snow before 11 a.m. and more strong wind gusts that could reach up to 45 mph in some areas.

Western- and southern-bound Thanksgiving day travelers could experience poor travel conditions in the morning due to the snow and wind.

Thursday’s high is 38 degrees because of the cold front, but after a 20-degree low Thursday night, Friday will bring temperatures back up to the 50s for the rest of the week.

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