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Denver Weather: A passing rain shower today before a big-time warm-up brings first 80-degree day of the year

Sure, you could see a shower pass by today, but the odds are not overwhelming. Once this little disturbance passes us, we are in for quite a warming trend the remainder of the week into the weekend, when we could have our first 80-degree day of the year so far. Here's a quick timeline of both temperatures and rain chances: Notice the rain chances are pretty much just this afternoon into the evening. Here's a look at the hourly showers across the state until midnight. With that, there will be
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Running list of snowfall totals as monster March snowstorm wallops Front Range of Colorado
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Winter Storm Warnings posted for Denver area, snow storm moves into Colorado on Wednesday night, latest snowfall forecast
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Snowfall Forecast
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High-end potential? Colorado Snowstorm eyed for Thursday
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Colorado storm likely to underperform for many
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Denver Weather: Winter storm impacts on the way
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