Freeze Warning issued for Denver Saturday night
DENVER — Warm is not a word you’ll hear people use to describe the weather in Denver Saturday. Temperatures dropped into the 20s early in the morning and were not forecast to get much above 40 during the day.
There was a chance for a dusting of snow Saturday afternoon. Accumulation was expected to be an inch or less on grassy and exposed surfaces. The heaviest snow fell on the northeastern plains of Colorado.
A Freeze Warning will go into effect at 10 p.m. Saturday until 9 a.m. Sunday.
Cold Weather Tips:
1. Disconnect garden hoses from outside faucets to protect pipes
2. Put blanket or comforter wrapped in plastic trash bag around exposed sprinkler system pipes
3. Change filter in furnace for it to function properly
Learn more in Jim Hooley’s video report
The Colorado Department of Transportation warns the cold temperatures and snow could cause roads to turn slick in places, especially on bridges and overpasses.
The arrival of snow in Denver on Friday was two weeks earlier than normal. The average date of the first snow in the city is Oct. 19.
“Sunshine returns on Sunday followed by a slow warming trend that will get temperatures back to near 70 degrees by midweek,” Chief Meteorologist Dave Fraser says.
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