A bitter cold air mass remains entrenched over the center of the United States, including eastern Colorado! Temperatures stayed in the single digits across the Northern Great Plains during the day and will tumble well below zero by early Thursday.
In Colorado, the cold air is mostly along and east of I-25, with the coldest air in the northeast corner of the state. Lows in Julesburg and Sterling will fall a few degrees below zero by morning. Areas of fog and flurries will develop again on over the eastern plains. So, watch for some icy roads early Thursday.
The very cold air is heavy and dense and does not flow uphill very easily so the mountains are not as cold, with readings in the 20 and 30s. The mountains will have some snow showers off and on through the end of the week, with 4 to 8 inches of snow this weekend.
On Friday, the colder air will begin to surge southwest across more of Colorado. Temperatures will drop to the 20s to near 30 for highs Friday and then plunge through the weekend to some of the coldest weather we have seen in a few years in February. 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 light snow, although amounts in Denver will likely be just a couple inches Friday and Saturday.
Temperatures will stay cold on Sunday and early Monday and then will moderate early week, climbing back to the upper 20s on Monday and near 35 degrees on Tuesday.
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