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Snow and bitter cold through Wednesday

Get ready for some messy commutes on Wednesday!
Posted at 5:26 AM, Feb 01, 2022

A push of Arctic air, combined with a moist storm system will drop both temperatures and snow across much of Colorado through Wednesday.

This storm is set to drop 3 to 6 inches of snow across across the metro area, with 5 to 10 inches near the foothills and up to 6 to 12 inches in the mountains along and east of the Continental Divide. The heaviest snow will be over southern Colorado on Wednesday from Wolf Creek Pass to Colorado Springs to Trinidad.

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for Fort Collins and Boulder along with the mountains and foothills along and east of the Continental Divide through Wednesday. Denver and most of the eastern plains are under Winter Weather Advisories.

Bitter cold temperatures can be expected with single digit readings and low teens tonight and Wednesday. Skies will clear Wednesday night and lows will drop to 5 to 10 below zero in Denver and across the I-25 Corridor by dawn on Thursday. Skies will be sunny, but highs stay cold in the teens in the afternoon.

The cold air mass will ease it's grip on our region by Friday with highs back near freezing. Expect dry and milder weather over the weekend with highs in the 40s. By Monday, temperatures will return to the low 50s.

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