Temperatures drop into the 20s Friday night into Saturday morning

DENVER -- Temperatures 'tanked' following a strong cold front that came through the region early Friday. In many cases, we experienced a 40-degree drop as a result of this front.

With the colder temperatures came the low clouds and snow for Denver. Here's how things look through midday Saturday around the greater metro area:

Temperatures during this same time period do rebound but not soon enough from a travel perspective. Any area roads that are wet Friday night will likely be ice covered unless treated by road crews. Temperatures overnight into early Saturday morning will be in the 20s.

Rain, freezing drizzle, and snow will all be possible across the state into early Saturday morning. This activity will clear for a lot of us midday Saturday before another round moves through later Saturday into Sunday morning, that will be mostly a rain chance for Denver and may impact Saturday evening's Rockies game.

This unsettled weather is great for the remaining open ski areas, some of which will receive 6 to 12 inches if not more for the higher terrain throughout the weekend. Travel to the ski areas may be an issue from Denver, however, with a winter driving conditions along I-70 in the mountains.

Weekend temperatures in the high country will be in the 40s, mostly, and 50s for the city. Warm weather fans, next week will be quite warm by Wednesday and Thursday (Denver to hit the 70s).

I'll update the forecast frequently with the latest hourly information to keep your weekend plans as convenient as possible.

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