The potential for snow in Denver in the upcoming days proves that winter does not want to release its grip on the Front Range of the Rockies. The snow will likely begin Thursday night then fall heavily at times Friday into Friday night. The same storm set to spark an outbreak of severe weather over the central and southern Plains will deliver the snow.

The snow in Denver will likely be wet in nature with temperatures near the freezing mark. That will keep the heaviest accumulations confined to grassy surfaces. Motorists should still be prepared for slushy and slippery spots, especially on bridges and overpasses.

The presence of colder air in the foothills and mountain passes west of Denver will lead to more treacherous travel. The snow, however, will be a welcome sight to skiers and snowboarders.

Story by Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski