Rain for Denver’s morning commute, snow by evening commute

DENVER — Rain and snow are both expected to make their way into Denver on Friday, with one coming early and the second settling in a little later.

The rain is expected to arrive around 7 a.m. for Denver, but that rain is expected to be all snow above 6,000 feet in areas like the Palmer Divide and Foothills. In fact, the cold front began dropping snow in some areas of the high country late Thursday night.

The precipitation pattern is expected to change to all snow from Denver to Fort Collins by the lunch hour. Before all is said in down, the Metro area is expected to get between 1 and 3 inches by late Friday night. Above 6,000 feet, 5-10 inches are more likely, and 5-12 inches are likely at most of the ski areas.

Early high temperatures on Friday area expected to be in the low 40s in the Denver area, and then fall lower into the 30s during the day. The snow is expected to end just after midnight.

While the snow is expected to have died down by Saturday, the weekend may start with foggy skies before clearing up. Expect highs in the upper 40s from Denver to Fort Collins on Saturday before the sunshine fully prevails on Sunday, when highs are expected to be back in the mid to upper 60s.

Daylight Savings time also begins again this Sunday at 2 a.m. Don’t forget to set your clocks one hour ahead before getting to bed Saturday night.