An overnight cold front dropped up to three inches on snow in some areas of the Denver metro area, and some more snow could fall Tuesday morning as temperatures remain below freezing.
The cold front blew in from Wyoming about 9 p.m. Monday, and though forecasters at the National Weather Service Monday afternoon said accumulations would be about an inch mostly west and south of Denver, two inches of snow had already fallen in Denver by 5:10 a.m.
The north side of metro Denver received more snow than the south side, as 3 inches fell in Arvada as of 6:09 a.m. and 3.2 inches fell in Northglenn by 5:48 a.m.
Tuesday morning, a persistent snow band that formed due to instability in the atmosphere will drift south through the Denver area. Forecasters said it is possible for snow bands to continue through the morning, but there is some drying coming in from the north.
Denver could receive another half-inch, forecasters said.
The main concern for Tuesday, though, is driving conditions, as temperatures remain below freezing and roads will be snow covered in some areas.
“With surface and road temperatures being below freezing, it is likely this morning commute will have some snow-covered roads and slick spots so allow extra time on the roads,” forecasters said. “This afternoon, temperatures will struggle to increase due to cloud cover and an incoming cold front. Guidance favors the cold front arriving (11 p.m. to midnight) this evening. Tonight, below normal temperatures are likely where the urban corridor and plains reach the mid teens.”
Tuesday’s high is only 35 degrees, and the low is 18 degrees. Wednesday will warm up slightly to 42 degrees, but another cold front Thursday will drop the high temperature to 28 degrees and bring a 70% snow chance to the area.