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Below zero temperatures with a Wind Chill Warning for Denver & the eastern plains

Wind chills may reach 20 to 40 degrees below zero
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Lows Wednesday night
Posted at 5:54 AM, Dec 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-21 17:58:01-05

DENVER — Denver and most of Colorado will an arctic cold wave as one of the strongest cold fronts that we have seen in several years pushes through the state.

The winds shift to strong from the north and temperatures will plummet for the evening commute and tumble well below zero by Thursday morning.

The cold front will bring some snow and the northern and central mountains can expect 6 to 12 inches - mainly Wednesday night. Denver and surrounding communities along the I-25 Corridor will likely see 2 to 4 inches of snow. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for tonight for the snow moving through.

Denver saw highs in the upper 40s to low 50s Wednesday before the cold front arrived. Many areas experienced a 30 degree drop in temperatures in 30 minutes as the front blew through!

Thursday will be very cold, with a morning low of 13 degrees below zero and the afternoon "high" around 2 degrees below zero. The cold arctic air will be dry, with perhaps just some ice crystals floating in the frigid atmosphere.

A Wind Chill Warning is in effect through Friday and Coloradans are asked to prepare for dangerous wind chills dropping as low as 25 to 50 degrees below zero. This kind of cold is certainly life threatening, so be prepared if you will be traveling.

Friday will stay very cold with highs of only 10-15 degrees above zero. Christmas Eve Saturday will be milder with highs in the middle 30s.

Christmas Day will be dry and warmer with highs in the middle 40s and Monday will be even warmer as temperatures return to the low 50s.

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