Cold, light snow turns roads icy in metro Denver

DENVER — Cold temperatures and light snow were enough to make travel around metro Denver hazardous late Tuesday night. Lows were expected to plunge into the single digits with wind chills below zero before sunrise Wednesday

This is a fast snow event, so snow accumulation will be light. Parts of metro Denver could get 1-2″ with most places getting closer to 1″. Roads turned slick and travel was slow after sunset. Boulder, Fort Collins and Aurora  went on accident alert Tuesday evening.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says the sky will clear overnight into Wednesday with lows crashing into the single digits.

Sunshine is back on Wednesday with highs bouncing back into the upper 40s. Highs in the 50s return Thursday and mid-40s on Friday.

“Our next winter storm arrives late Friday night with more snow for the weekend.  The best snow will fall on Saturday before ending on Sunday. Right now it looks like Denver will get between 2-4″ over the entire weekend,” Fraser says.