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.
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.
A slow-moving low pressure system will make residents of the Northwest reach for their raincoats and umbrellas each day through the remainder of the week.
A large storm will form over the eastern half of the nation next week and will bring a swath of unsettled conditions for days.
Cooler weather and rain showers will be the resounding theme for Seattle this week.
Despite sunny skies to start the week, clouds and rain showers will dampen Minneapolis through late week.
After receiving 0.4 of an inch of rain Tuesday, drier weather will linger in the area throughout the week until Friday.
Laramie, WY (1983)
16" of snow (12" in 8 hours).
Eastern States (1986)
Heavy, wet snow on I-84 and other parts of the Poconos and Catskills. Snowfall totals included: Tobyhana, PA 24" Hawley, PA 18" Eldred, NY 24" Slide Mountain, NY 19" Lake Wallenpaupack, PA 16" East Stroudsburg, PA 14" East Jewitt, NY 16"
Ft. Lauderdale, FL (1994)
4" of rain.