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Cold air moving out for a few days

Areas of fog and flurries early in the morning
Posted at 5:07 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 23:27:11-05

DENVER — Cold air, flurries and freezing fog conditions cover the northeast quarter of Colorado - watch out for icy roads through around 7 AM. We are right on the edge of a shallow Arctic air mass that will quickly move off to the north and east of Colorado by midday.

Until that time, the northeast corner of Colorado, Nebraska Panhandle and western Kansas will be cold and the roads will be slick in spots. Because Denver is right on the edge of this cold, foggy air - road conditions will be better on the west and south side of the city and not as good farther to the north and east.

By the afternoon, much warmer weather will return with sunny skies and temperatures jumping back into the 50s for the Denver area and into the low to mid-40s across northeastern Colorado. In the mountains, expect sunshine and mild weather for late February with highs in the middle 30s to low 40s.

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A storm system will move over the northern Rockies spreading a little snow over the mountains on Wednesday. Denver and the Front Range will be slightly cooler with highs in the mid-to upper 40s on Wednesday - but no snow.

Milder weather will return for Thursday with partly cloudy skies and highs back in the 50s for Denver and the plains.

A cold front will begin to slide southward from Canada on Thursday and will arrive in Colorado on Friday. Thursday will still be mild and dry, but some light snow showers may develop in the mountains in the afternoon.

Colder temperatures and some light snow will be possible for the mountains and the Denver area on Friday. The weekend will continue a trend toward colder temperatures and more snow for much of the state.