Temperatures plunge in metro Denver, treacherous travel up and down Front Range

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DENVER --Snow and icy conditions caused numerous accidents in metro Denver Friday night. Several communities were on accident alert late Friday night. The Colorado Department of Transportation reopened westbound I-70 after an evening closure from C-470 all the way to Silverthorne. Heavy snow fell in parts of the High Country.

Some mountain locations would get around 12" of snow before it was over. Traction laws were in effect.

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Snow Friday evening in metro Denver

Bands of snow will be pushing through the metro Denver area Friday evening. You may get up to an inch.  It will be windy and cold as well.  Most of the snow will come to an end between 9 p.m. and Midnight.

Temperatures were expected to plummet in metro Denver into the low teens by early Saturday morning.

Saturday will be sunny, but cool with highs in the 40s.  We warm nicely into the 50s on Sunday.

By the way, the Broncos game in Chicago will be cold with game temps in the 20s and wind chills in the teens!

Looking ahead to Thanksgiving week

We stay warm in Denver on Monday & Tuesday with highs again in the 50s.

Then get ready for more snow and a blast of cold for Thanksgiving!  We expect snow in the Colorado mountains early on Wednesday.

That snow will arrive in Denver late that night.  Snow will continue into Thanksgiving and linger into early Friday.  We are currently looking at several inches of accumulation … most of it on your holiday.

But, it’s the cold that will get your attention … we are seeing high temps in the 20s and overnight lows in the single digits.  So, get ready for some frozen turkey!

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