Storm moving out, but roads are icy; some schools delayed or closed

DENVER β€” A spring snowstorm is moving out of the Denver metro area Monday morning, but it has left behind wet and icy roads ahead of the morning commute.

The storm is also forcing some schools to delay their openings or be closed Monday.

Interstate 70 has reopened between Limon and Burlington after being closed because of blowing snow and icy areas. And I-70 is open through the mountains after being closed over Vail Pass and at the Eisenhower Tunnel on Sunday.

Temperatures are in the 20s Monday morning, leaving roads forzen in spots, but skies will clear by midday, making way for plenty of sunshine and temperatures in the low 40s.

It will be a back-and-forth week in terms of the weather. Chinook Winds will blow in and temperatures could get into the low 60s by Tuesday, but another storm is looming Wednesday night into Thursday with rain and wet, heavy snow. But then the weekend should dry out with temperatures back into the 60s.

Skies will be clear Monday night into Tuesday morning for the full lunar eclipse that will be seen throughout most of North America.

The eclipse will begin about 11:59 p.m. Monday and will be full at 1:08 a.m. It will stay full until about 2:23 a.m. and will end at 3:32 a.m. And because it’s a lunar eclipse, no special equipment is needed to see it.