Colorado braces for rain, cold |

Colorado braces for rain, cold

Alan Gathright
Rocky Mountain News
Vail, CO Colorado

COLORADO ” The high around Denver will be about 80 degrees today, with rain and thunderstorms likely this afternoon.

Hail and winds gusting to 20 mph are expected as showers become more widespread across the foothills and plains tonight.

The big chill arrives Friday, with the high dropping to 62 degrees, well below the normal high of 87 degrees for mid-August.

The cold front should bring more rain Friday to lower elevations and possible snow in the mountains above 10,000 feet overnight Friday.

Folks in Summit County already had a dusting of snow on high mountain peaks Monday.

The forecast for Eagle County is a 30 percent chance of rain Friday and Saturday, with highs around 70 and the high 60s.

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