Subzero temperatures descend on Denver metro area; DIA sinks to minus-10

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DENVER -- Temperatures plunged below zero in Denver and across the metro area early Thursday morning.

While the snow moved out, clear skies brought the coldest temperatures to Denver in nearly two years.

The temperature fell to minus-10 degrees at Denver International Airport just before 7 a.m. Thursday. DIA is the official reporting station for the National Weather Service. The record low for the date was minus-14 in 1912.

It's the lowest temperature in Denver since it reached minus-10 on Jan. 4, 2015. The last time temperatures dropped below zero in Denver was Feb. 27, 2015, when it was minus-6.

Snow from Wednesday's storm is still on the ground because of the cold temperatures. Wind chills made it feel even colder.

There will be a cold haze Thursday with temperatures struggling to reach the 20s with wind chill factors staying below zero. After some morning fog, clouds will become partly cloudy.

A multiday snow is on the way starting Thursday afternoon for the central and northern mountains.  Winter weather advisories are in place with 4-6 inches expected from Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon in the central mountains.

Expect 4-12 inches for the northern mountains with additional accumulations Friday night through Sunday.  Highs will be in the teens and 20s.

More sunshine will return Friday and temperatures will climb into the 40s.

Saturday will start with sunshine followed by increasing clouds and a high near 50 degrees.

A cold front will move in Saturday night and bring a few flurries. Temperatures will drop into the 30s on Sunday with the possibility of light snow.

A series of storms will target the mountains with snow next week, while a few cold fronts will keep temperatures in the 30s and 40s in Denver and across the Front Range with some light occasional snow.

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