Colder air sliding southward along the High Plains and Front Range will bring some snow to Denver and vicinity Friday morning.
Snow started to fall near the city around 2 a.m. MDT, and is expected to continue through the morning hours. The snow extended to the east, into northwestern Kansas along I-70.
Around the city, a coating to an inch or two of snow will accumulate on grassy areas and elevated surfaces, including cars and wooden decks, etc.
Most roads in the heart of the city will be wet, but some surrounding bridges and overpasses can get slippery in time for the morning rush hour Friday.
Several inches of snow can fall on the hilly areas north of Denver and south of Cheyenne, Wyo., from this rather fast-moving storm.
Enough snow will fall to make roads slushy and slippery in the foothills and east of the city. The mountains in north-central Colorado can pick up a half a foot of snow.
As a result, motorists should expect slow travel along portions of I-25 in the hilly areas north of Denver and through the passes along I-70 west of Denver. Portions of I-80 in Wyoming can be slippery for a times as well.
As the quick burst of snow swings through Friday morning, some flight delays are possible, due to deicing and visibility.
As is often the case, the coldest air will quickly slosh to the east and temperatures will rebound.
The snow should melt around much of the city by the end of the day Friday, and then in the suburbs over the weekend.
A large part of the Denver Metro area received snow during the major storm that hit the region early in October. That storm dropped as much as 4 feet of snow on the Black Hills of South Dakota and between 1 and 3 feet on the mountains of Wyoming and northern Colorado.
Many areas in the Eastern states will have consistent summerlike heat and a buildup of humidity for the last week of May.
Severe storms are erupting across the southern Plains, threatening to bring additional downpours to areas that sustained life-threatening flooding over the weekend.
Torrential rain and strong thunderstorms pushed across the southern Plains over the weekend, spawning tornadoes and dangerous flash flooding from Kansas to Texas.
Severe thunderstorms will rumble across Texas and the southern Plains into Monday night, impacting similar areas that were hit earlier in the holiday weekend.
Severe storm- and flood-weary residents of Texas and the southern Plains will soon get a break as a change in the weather pattern develops.
While California usually offers ideal growing conditions for one of America's trendiest foods, the drought has avocado farmers concerned about future production.
Wesley, LA (1991)
Heavy rain (25th-26th) resulted in widespread flooding. One hundred-sixty homes -- 80% of the total number of houses in town -- received structural or water damage. A total of 6.5" of rain fell in 2-1/2 hours.
Philadelphia, PA (1991)
96 degrees -- a record sixth 90-degree reading for the month. (The month ended with twelve 90-degree days.)
Chicago, IL (1992)
32 degrees, latest 32 or lower on record.