Yes, Morning Commuter, It’ll Be A Cold One In Colorado Today

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The I-25/Denver metro commute was slow Thursday morning Oct. 10 as the season’s first snow fell on the north and central Rockies and the Front Range.

They promised cold. We got cold.

On Wednesday evening, wind and a large plume of dust announced the arrival of the cold front we are now enjoying. You probably noticed as you frantically picked the last of your tomatoes, or tried to create some shelter for your garden.

Snow is on the move right now and the urban Front Range will get a light dusting. Expect wintry conditions for your morning commute — which means be mindful of ice bridges and passes and save extra time for a slower drive to work. Same applies for RTD riders.

"We'll have some snow falling during the morning commute so that'll make things a little sloppy probably 1 to 2 inches — but the timing is bad because it's right there when everyone's going to need to be on the roads," said Greg Hanson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Boulder.

We promised your mom that we would remind you to grab your jacket, a warm hat and those mittens she knitted for you.

"The rest of this day we'll see some light snow down to the central mountains, the Pike's Peak region and the cold temperatures are, yes, statewide," Hanson said. "So this is going to end the growing season tonight. We'll have a really hard freeze tonight, possibly some record lows."

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