Freezing drizzle and patches of fog are expected to hang over the Front Range and metro area this morning.

Colorado weather forecasters have a hazardous outlook in place for the north central and northeastern part of the state today, where the freezing mist could linger until this afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

In Denver, light snow and a freezing drizzle are expected to last until 11 a.m., when heavy patches of fog are expected to clear as well.

High temperatures will peak around 37 degrees today. Less than an inch of snow could fall in Denver.

City crews are ready to clear snow and apply de-icing materials as they are needed, according to a news release from the Denver Department of Public Works.

Conditions this morning could create a thin glaze of ice on roads. Some roads may appear wet when the pavement is actually covered in a thin layer of black ice.

Commuters are urged to give themselves extra time this morning.

Precipitation is expected to continue falling along the Front Range and in the foothills this afternoon. A possible 1 to 3 inches of snow could fall in the mountains.

A hazardous weather outlook is also in place for western Colorado until Thursday morning.

Winds gusts in the southwest could be as strong as 35 mph.

There is a 40 percent chance of snow in the metro area tonight, where temperatures are expected to drop to 23 degrees.

Temperatures will climb to about 44 degrees on Thursday, with a 10 percent chance of snow in Denver before 11 a.m.

Jordan Steffen: 303-954-1794 or jsteffen@denverpost.com