Denver wakes up to snow, frigid temperatures on Christmas Eve

DENVER – Denver woke up to a few inches of fresh snow and frigid temperatures on Christmas Eve morning.

2.3 inches of snow fell at Denver International Airport on Saturday night and the low reached -4 degrees with even colder wind chills, according to the National Weather Service.

It was the coldest temperature in Denver since Dec. 18, 2016.

Some areas around the metro area saw a little more snow than DIA.

3.4 inches of fresh snow fell at the National Weather Service office in Boulder while Fort Collins saw about 2.5 inches, according to the National Weather Service.

Although the temperatures started cold, sunshine is expected to warm Denver up to about 32 degrees on Sunday.

The travel conditions are expected to improve across the state on Sunday after the snowstorm forced the closure of Interstate 70 on Saturday night.

There will still be some snowy or icy roads across the Front Range, but mostly in the mountains.

The mountains will get a break from the snow on Sunday, but the wind will be about 30-40mph with 60 mph gusts possible.

The snow returns to the mountains late Sunday night making several more inches of accumulation possible by Christmas morning in the mountains.

The Front Range is expected to remain dry on Christmas Day with highs in the 30s.

Check interactive radar and zoom in to where you are. Plus, check the radar anytime with the Pinpoint Weather App for iPhone and Android.

Pinpoint Weather: Colorado's Most Accurate Forecast, independently certified by WeatheRate.

Pinpoint Weather Meteorologists Dave Fraser, Greg Dutra, Jessica Lebel, Matt Makens, and Chris Tomer.

Pinpoint Weather has been independently certified as Colorado’s Most Accurate Forecast by WeatheRate.

We’re tracking weather today on FOX31 Denver and Channel 2 News – and when conditions are bad we send out the Weather Beast.