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Freeze Warning issued for Front Range, eastern plains

DENVER — The Mother’s Day snowstorm that brought significant snow to the Denver metro area, foothills and mountains has pushed out of metro Denver, but only after leaving heavy, wet snow, especially in the southern metro area.

Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says to expect partial clearing Monday night, and temperatures plummeting below freezing. The National Weather Service issued a Freeze Warning for the Front Range and all of the eastern plains of Colorado.

You will want to protect your plants and pipes that feed sprinkler systems Monday night.

Mother’s Day snow lingers into Monday

Snow began to taper off in the late morning, with most of the snowfall in the Denver metro area done about noon.

RELATED: Snowfall totals from the storm

Denver International Airport said there were 61 flights canceled Monday morning because of the snow and said it reduced the arrival rate, causing delays. But by 9:30 a.m., the arrival rate returned to normal. The airport also experienced a power bump that impacted some elevators and escalators.

There were also power outages in Aurora that affected thousands of customers. There were power bumps at the Anschutz Medical Campus, which ran on a backup generator for awhile. All patient care is normal, a spokesman said. Most power was restored about 8:30 a.m.

Temperatures will be cold, with highs struggling to reach the high 30s on Monday. Overnight Monday, there is a hard freeze warning in effect from Interstate 25 east to the Plains, with temperatures plunging into the mid-20s, the coldest night since mid-April that could damage tender vegetation.

Once the storm clears out, there will be a warming trend coming, with  temperatures into the 60s by Wednesday, the 70s by Friday and possibly 80 on Sunday.