Cold Blast, Snow Clobbering Denver Thursday

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
November 22, 2013; 1:04 AM
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After a warm start to the week, temperatures dropped drastically Thursday around Denver. The frigid air will be accompanied by snow into Thursday evening.

Motorists should be prepared for slow and slippery road conditions through the afternoon hours Thursday. Wet areas that were not treated have become icy. A number of flights have been delayed and canceled because of the snow at Denver International Airport Thursday.

Despite a mild, partly sunny Wednesday, temperatures will not make it out of the teens on Thursday. RealFeel® temperatures will be single digits to near zero at times.

Up to 6 inches of snow will fall around the Denver metro area, but a foot or more can accumulate along the eastern slopes of the Front Range.

Temperatures will begin to recover Friday afternoon. And, with less wind is should not feel so harsh.

Heading into the weekend, sunny skies will return and temperatures will rebound.

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For those looking to get outside, Sunday will be the warmest of the two days with intervals of sunshine and high temperatures well into the 40s.

Travel conditions look favorable around the region for much of next week. However, some delays are possible for flights originating from the East, where a storm will be brewing Tuesday into Wednesday with mostly rain.

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