By Lauren Whitney
DENVER (CBS4)

Much cooler temperatures in Colorado today thanks to a cold front that backed into our state. This ushered in those chilly temperatures, but we did still manage to hit 56 degrees in Denver very early this morning. After that, we saw the mercury drop.

An upper level weather disturbance will move in Wednesday night into Thursday. The disturbance will cause snow to develop over most mountain areas north of I-70 including Rabbit Ears Pass, Berthoud Pass, and the Rocky Mountain National Park region. These areas will see 2 to 6 inches of accumulation by Thursday morning. Farther south in Summit County and along most of I-70 from Silver Plume to Vail we’ll generally see less than 3 inches.

The Denver area could see freezing drizzle start after midnight, and stick around for our morning drive. At some point, there could be a mix of drizzle and snow. This isn’t a moisture rich system, but there still could be a thin layer of ice with the freezing drizzle. It shouldn’t be much, but still be careful on your drive.

Temperatures are cool on Thursday, we’ll only see highs in the upper 30s with mostly cloudy skies after our precipitation clears.

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After that, we’re warmer and cloudy for Friday and Saturday before another chance of light snow on Sunday morning. The high country could see another few inches as well.

5day Chance For Wintery Mix Thursday Morning

snowpack Chance For Wintery Mix Thursday Morning

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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