Bitter cold, snow arrive as arctic storm moves through

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DENVER — The coldest air in years is expected in much of Colorado including the Front Range and Metro Denver. And it’s forecast to be here for a week.

Temperatures quickly fell from the 40s to the teens by Tuesday night as snow developed and spread across the Front Range.

Roads in some places took know time at all to turn icy. Road crews are out in full force, but authorities warn to plan on leaving plenty of extra time to get to your destination Wednesday morning.

Snow will continue into Wednesday morning with as much as 3-6 inches possible in metro Denver by the morning commute, which will make roads icy and treacherous with temps in the single digits.

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The snow will continue through Wednesday with 6 to 12 inches possible on the ground in metro Denver by Wednesday night. Heavier amounts will be in the Foothills west and south of the city.

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Heavier snow was falling in the mountains Tuesday night and it was forecast to continue through Wednesday.

A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for the mountains through Wednesday evening.

Front Range high temperatures will remain well below freezing for several days. We are not expected to get above freezing again until Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Dangerously cold low temperatures below zero are forecast Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Denver.

Some sunshine returns on Friday, but with no warm-up.

Another round of snow is possible Saturday into Sunday just in time for the Broncos game. The high Sunday may not get out of the teens.

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2 comments

  • Jessamyne

    “know”? Really??? Way to go Jennifer Broome! Your English teacher would be so proud!
    “Roads in some places took know time at all to turn icy. Road crews are out in full force, but authorities warn to plan on leaving plenty of extra time to get to your destination Wednesday morning.”

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