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Denver Weather: Cold Tuesday with up to 5 inches of snow disrupts morning commute

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By Steven Bonifazi / NewsBreak Denver

(DENVER, Colo.) Tuesday’s forecast predicts cold and snow in Denver until late afternoon.

Steady snowfall is expected to drop 2 to 5 inches. Slick, icy roads made travel hazardous during the morning commute.

Xcel Energy reported a power outage Tuesday at 7:27 a.m. around Smoky Hill Road and Buckley Road, affecting 5,786 customers, according to The Denver Post. The initial outages lasted about an hour, with 2,681 customers' power being restored after an hour and a half.

Others in Aurora, Centennial and Denver say they lost power Tuesday morning as well and Xcel Energy said a crew is still working in the area.

The National Weather Service in Boulder predicts snowfall will end before 3 p.m. Tuesday’s high temperature will be around 31, with north to northeast winds at 9 to 13 mph with wind gusts of up to 21 mph.

The storm system will move south of Denver throughout the afternoon. Watch the storm’s progress using the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories Global Systems Lab High-Resolution Rapid Refresh model.

The weather service predicts cloudy skies in Denver early Tuesday evening. Skies will clear overnight. The low temperature in Denver Tuesday will drop to about 12 degrees. Expect calm southern winds of 5 to 7 mph after midnight.

Wednesday in Denver will be sunny, with temperatures reaching 44 degrees. Expect southwest winds of 5 to 7 mph.

The weather service forecasts mostly cloudy skies Wednesday evening, with a low temperature of about 19 degrees.

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