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For Second Year In A Row Mother's Day Could Bring Denver Snow

DENVER (CBS4) - If you've lived in Colorado for any length of time you've probably heard that it's best to wait until after Mother's Day to plant tender vegetation.

Hopefully this year you've waited because for the second year in a row the Denver area could see snow.

Mothers Day Snow 2014
Snow accumulated on roses in Highlands Ranch during a Mother's Day snowstorm in 2014. (credit: Valentina Gatewood)

A very tricky Mother's Day forecast is unfolding for Colorado's Front Range as a strong storm and unseasonably cold air moves into the region.

Right now it looks like there is a chance to see rain mix with or briefly change to snow in Denver sometime late Saturday or early Sunday.

If all comes together just right there is the possibility for accumulating snow in the foothills above 7,000 feet and it could be heavy in some areas.

Mothers Day Storm 9 (Wellington, from Trish Perske Hagerman)
A Wellington family build's a snowman with mom during the Mother's Day snowstorm of 2014. (credit: Trish Perske-Hagerman)

PHOTO GALLERY: Photos of 2014 Mother's Day snowstorm

It isn't unusual to see a little bit of the white stuff along the Front Range this late in the season.

The 30-year average for snow in Denver during the month of May is 1.1 inches.

RELATED STORY: Historical May snow events in Denver

In 2014 a Mother's Day storm hit the Front Range dropping over a half-foot of snow on Denver's western suburbs.

Some locations in the foothills saw anywhere from 1-3 feet pile up.

Denver officially recorded 1.1 inches of snow at the airport.

Meteorologist Chris Spears writes about stories related to weather and climate in Colorado. Check out his bio or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.

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