Temperatures to remain in the deep freeze
Sub freezing temperatures for the next week
DENVER - Now that snow is tapering off for the Front Range, our focus is definitely shifting onto the cold temperatures. The coldest we've been since February 2011. Wednesday set a record low temperature at DIA of 13 below, the previous record was 5 below from 2008.
The Front Range fell below zero overnight, leaving most of us from 10 to 15 BELOW zero. This cold is reinforced by the clearing sky we are seeing over much of the metro areas.
Meanwhile, the high country continues to see areas of snow, some heavy. The mountains are on track to get 12-36 inches of snow with the heaviest over the mountains along and north of I-70 from this week's system.
Strong wind will mix in with that snow making travel along I-70 slick and slow. The mountains will continue to get snow through early Thursday as a strong westerly jet stream pulls moisture into the mountains from the Pacific.
That snow isn't expected down on the Front Range, we will stay partly cloudy and cold down here. Thursday afternoon will warm into the upper single digits to lower teens.
The cold pattern will linger through Friday, with lows dropping to 5 to 15 degrees below zero and highs in the single digits and low teens. There will be some moderation in the cold this weekend, but it will be accompanied by another round of light to moderate snow Saturday and early Sunday.
The sub-freezing temperatures will stretch past this weekend into next week. Denver may get back to about freezing by next Wednesday.
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