Denver weather: Freezing temperatures and first snow forecast across the metro area Thursday

More than a foot of snow has fallen in Colorado, following a severe storm that saw high winds and the first freezing temperatures for much of the region.  Weather alerts have been issued across the state and people warned to remain vigilant to the quickly-changing conditions.

Denver weather: Freezing temperatures and first snow forecast across the metro area Thursday

More than a foot of snow has fallen in Colorado following a severe storm that saw high winds and the first freezing temperatures for much of the region.  Weather alerts have been issued across the state and people warned to remain vigilant to the quickly-changing conditions.

The storm will move south through the northern plains throughout Wednesday evening, making way for a brief period of clear weather ahead of a more disruptive front on Thursday.

Thursday will see temperatures plummet as a second storm makes its way across the state from the Pacific Northwest. This front will bring with it a fresh covering of snow and below average temperatures for this time of year. Forecasters warn that the urban corridor could be affected by light snow showers on Thursday night.