Slight chance for afternoon rain today with snow likely Friday

Denver could get another brief blast of winter with cool temperatures and a slight chance for rain on Thursday and a better chance of snow on Friday, forecasters said.

After 2 p.m., there’s a 20% chance for rain showers in the Denver area, according to the National Weather Service in Boulder.

It is expected to be partly sunny with a high temperature of about 50 degrees by 11 a.m. Temperatures should then begin to fall to about 40 degrees. Brisk winds out of the northeast will gust up to 28 mph, the NWS said.

Early Friday morning, there is a slight chance of freezing drizzle after 3 a.m. The low temperature will be about 31 degrees.

Drizzle, snow and freezing drizzle could fall before 1 p.m. and then a mix of rain and snow is expected between 1-3 p.m, with more snow after 3 p.m., the weather service said. The high temperature on Friday is forecast to only be about 39 degrees. Wind gusts could be as high as 28 mph. The chance of precipitation is 90%, the NWS said.

Little or no snow accumulation is expected. The snow will taper off at night when temperatures drop to about 29 degrees, forecasters said. Less than a half inch of snow is expected at night.

It will be mostly sunny this weekend with high temperatures of 56 degrees on Saturday and 60 on Sunday, the NWS said.