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Snow and bitter cold to start the New Year

Slick roads through Saturday and very cold!
Dec 31 2021 5:15am forecast
Posted at 5:36 AM, Dec 31, 2021
and last updated 2022-01-01 07:26:37-05

A strong cold front has moved through the Denver Metro area and northern Colorado. This front will bring 3 to 6 inches of snow to the region through Saturday morning along with the coldest temperatures of the season.

The snow came a day late to prevent the horrific wildfires that caused so much destruction in the Louisville and Superior area.

READ MORE: How to help the people affected by the Marshall Fire in Boulder County

In Denver, only 3/10 of an inch of snow has fallen prior to this storm. By the end of December, Denver averages around 20 inches of snow. This will be the first significant moisture in several months for the parched Front Range.

Snow will also fall in the mountains, with around 8 to 16 inches of fresh powder in store for holiday skiers.

The heaviest snow will fall overnight and then gradually taper off Saturday morning. Skies will clear on New Year's Day but it will be a cold start to 2022. We're expecting highs in the middle teens Saturday afternoon.

Sunday morning will be bitter cold with lows of zero to 5 below along the I-25 Corridor and 15 to 20 below in the mountains. Skies will be sunny on Sunday with highs in the 20s in the mountains and low to mid-30s in the Denver area.

Monday and Tuesday will be dry and milder with highs in the middle 40s Monday and near 50 degrees on Tuesday.

Another cold front will bring a chance for snow and colder weather next Wednesday and Thursday.

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