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Potent storm set to soak Thornton Thursday and Friday

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 5:28am MDT

And here you thought we were done with wintry weather? Not quite says Mother Nature. A strong system is set to deliver copious amounts of precipitation to the Front Range, some of which may fall as snow.

For the daytime hours today, look for pretty consistent conditions throughout. Skies will be cloudy and rain pretty consistent with the possibility of more than an inch of it falling in the daytime hours – this on top of the more than 3/4″ we have already received over the past 12 hours. Temperatures today will stay right in the mid to upper 30s.

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As temperatures cool tonight, that will begin to introduce the potential for some snow to mix in with the rain. Much of the snow that falls will melt as quickly as it hits the ground however we may see 1 to 3 inches of snowfall tonight through tomorrow with varying amounts actually sticking to the ground. There remains a good bit of uncertainty as to when (if) the snow level will drop enough to bring us the white stuff.

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch that is in effect from 6:00pm this evening to 6:00pm Friday evening. With trees now having leafed out, any snow that does fall will have the potential to damage them and may lead to power outages.

With overnight lows tonight and tomorrow night expected to drop to right near freezing, sensitive plants should be covered or brought inside. Additionally, with this much precipitation, we can expect creeks, streams and rivers to swell.

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