Denver weather: Cold and misty with up to 4 inches of snow Thursday

Snow-covered and slushy roads and highways are making it a treacherous morning commute for Denverites who must work despite COVID-19 stay-at-home rules. Between 2-4 inches of snow accumulation is possible in Denver Thursday, forecasters said.

Blustery winds will gust up to 24 mph and the high temperature will remain below freezing all day with a high of only 28 degrees, said the National Weather Service in Boulder.

The heavy wet snow could snap tree branches and power lines, the NWS said. Electricity outages are possible.

Snow showers will taper off in the afternoon, falling mainly before 9 p.m. The low temperature Thursday night will be around 15 degrees, the NWS said. Less than a half inch of new snow could fall overnight.

Sunny weather returns Friday with a high temperature near 46 degrees. The low will be around 25, the weather service said.

There’s a 20% chance of afternoon showers Saturday, when the high temperature will be about 55 degrees. It will be mostly sunny on Sunday, with a high of about 59 degrees.

It gets warmer during the next work week with temperatures climbing to 65 degrees on Monday, 67 on Tuesday and 66 on Wednesday, the NWS said.

Rain showers and thunderstorms are possible both Tuesday and Wednesday.

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