Freeze Warning For Northeastern Colorado Tonight, According To National Weather Service

10/17/2011 12:21 pm ET | Updated Dec 17, 2011

The National Weather Service is issuing the first freeze warning of the fall for northeastern Colo. tonight.

A fast-moving Pacific cold front is blowing through the state today bringing strong winds, rain in the mountains and possible rain in the plains, but mostly in effect for areas above 9,000 feet. Four to eight inches of snow are expected to fall in the high mountains with 50 mile per hour winds possible, providing a generous helping of powder to ski slopes.

Light snow and showers are expected in the foothills areas.

According to the Denver Post, there was even snow this morning at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

The weather service says there is a 20 percent chance of showers before noon today with partly sunny skies and a high of 58 degrees Fahrenheit. Later tonight skies are expected to be partly cloudy with a low of 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

The rest of the week is expected to be sunny and mostly clear with highs in the upper 60's and overnight lows in the 40's.

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