A coating of drizzle all day has frozen over most of the Front Range and Eastern Plains this is making travel very icy over the region into Sunday morning. Add into that a dose of light snow on top of icy and driving will be very hazardous through Sunday morning as well.
Because of the threat of icy travel due to the wintry mix of precipitation and falling temperatures, the National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for a large part of northern and northeast Colorado until midnight.
That amount could impact the morning commute, according to the NWS, but the agency recommended checking in again before the start of the work week as the forecast could change with such a week storm system.
The western side of the state will not really be impacted too much by this system but there will be some mountain snow showers if you are planning to go ski, mainly along and north of Highway 50.
Looking ahead we’ll see rapid clearing on Sunday with a quiet start to the Thanksgiving week, which is perfect for starting your holiday travel!
Sunday is expected to see a high of 39 degrees and a low of 32. Things will warm up slightly Monday with an expected high of 44 degrees during the day.
Cold, snow, and ice in Denver tonight
Meteorologist Dave Aguilera is a Colorado native and has been forecasting weather in the Rocky Mountain region for over 25 years! Connect with Dave on Facebook and on Twitter @DaveAgCBS.
Highs on Sunday will reach the mid to upper 40s. Winds will be relatively calm through the day.
Monday through Wednesday should be mild and dry with highs in the 50s. The extended outlook for Thanksgiving is for windy and colder weather with a chance for flurries.
By the way, the First Alert Weather team will be hosting our annual "HOLIDAY WEATHER HOTLINE" on Nov. 19 and 20 to help guide you on your Thanksgiving travels. Get free custom weather forecasts for wherever you plan to go. Stay tuned for details!!