Denver weather forecast for today, March 24: Moist morning, cloudy afternoon

Take an umbrella and coat for the morning commute.
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UPDATE: A spring storm has brought everything from blizzard conditions to thunderstorms to parts of Colorado.

Wet and blowing snow initially shut down about 400 miles of roads in southern and eastern Colorado Friday.

Interstate 25 between Castle Rock and Colorado Springs was closed before southbound drivers were allowed to enter the roadway behind a plow and police escort. Interstate 70 from the outskirts of the Denver area to Limon remained closed because of blizzard conditions.

The storm brought mostly light snow to Colorado's mountains but over a foot of new snow was reported in the San Juan Mountains. The Denver area got mostly rain and thunderstorms developed close to the Kansas border.

-- Associated Press

EARLIER: Take an umbrella and coat for the morning commute.

The National Weather Service predicts rain and snow are likely before 11 a.m. Later in the day, the chances for moisture decrease and the weather is expected to be mostly cloudy with a high near 54.

But hold on to your hat, NWS says the day will be breezy with a 13-23 mph north wind during the day and 6-11 mph wind during the evening.

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