Denver weather forecast for today, March 23: Warm and then a storm

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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UPDATE, 2:16 p.m.: 

The storm is expected to track slowly across Colorado tonight, arriving over the metro very early Friday. It should deliver snow along and south of I-70 in the mountains, followed by rain and possibly snow across Denver and the plains, according to National Weather Service.

Parts of the metro could see blizzard conditions tonight, making travel tonight and tomorrow difficult. Currently, forecasters are predicting up to 2 to 4 inches of accumulation around Denver, getting heavier out east. In other words, get ready for a rough commute on Friday morning.

EARLIER:

Good morning. We’re looking at mostly sunny conditions and a high of 74 degrees in Denver today, with continuing red-flag warnings for fire conditions, according to the National Weather Service.

That all changes tonight, most likely. The arriving storm could bring moderate or heavy snow to I-70 and areas south in the mountains, with a mix of rain and snow over the plains.

Depending on how things work out, the storm could produce blizzard conditions tonight from Denver south toward Monument and east toward Limon.

The Denver area could see up to 4 inches of snow, NWS forecasts.