Coldest week of the season in Denver


A bitter cold air mass covers much of the northern United States, including northeastern Colorado! Temperatures once again dropped into the teens this morning, with wind chills below zero this morning. Areas of fog and flurries will develop again early on along the Front Range and plains. So watch for some icy roads early on.

The very cold air is heavy and dense and does not flow uphill very easily so the mountains are also not as cold, with readings in the 20 and 30s. The mountains saw some snow overnight and it will continue off and on through the end of the week for the high country.

Temperatures will vary greatly over the next few days as that very cold air mass will be lurking just to the northeast of the Denver area. Wednesday will be chilly for western and southern suburbs with highs in the 30s to low 40s. Farther to the northeast, especially in the South Platte Valley, readings will be in the 20s, with much colder weather in extreme northeast Colorado, southeastern Wyoming and Nebraska.

By Thursday, the colder air will begin to surge southward across more of Colorado. Temperatures will drop to the 20s to near 30 for highs on Thursday and then plunge Friday through the weekend to some of the coldest weather we have seen in a few years. Lows may tumble to 5 to 10 degrees below zero by Saturday and Sunday morning!

Along with bitter cold, there will be a chance for snow, although amounts in Denver will likely be just a couple inches starting Thursday and continued into Saturday.
Temperatures will moderate early next week, climbing back to the upper 20s on Monday and near 40 degrees by Tuesday.

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