By Meteorologist Dave Aguilera

DENVER(CBS)- A welcome cooldown and rain/snow moisture mix is moving into the Rocky Mountain Region. The system will be tracking from Utah into the eastern plains of Colorado during the day on Thursday.

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The system is a cut-off or closed low that is coming our way right out of the Pacific so it is relatively warm as storm systems go. So there will be a mix of rain and snow developing over the Denver metro area. After 5 pm temperatures will be cold enough for the cold mix to change to all snow. So there will be some accumulation on the grassy areas of the Denver metro area and other areas below 6,000 feet.

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There is a Winter Weather Advisory for areas above 6,000 feet in elevation in and near the foothills. The Northern Front Range Mountains are included with wind gusts of 40 mph possible in the high country.

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The other area of the state with a Winter Weather Advisory is for the San Juan Mountains and parts of the Sangre De Cristo range.


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The storm is a fast mover and will clear out of the area by Friday and the weekend.

Meteorologist Dave Aguilera