SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Snowstorm delays and closes schools and offices in parts of Colorado (See The Full List)

By Lauren Whitney

DENVER (CBS4) – Our deep freeze from the holiday weekend is slowly retreating back to the east. We warmed up to 43 degrees in Denver after only hitting 28 on New Year’s Day.

We’ll continue to warm up over the next few days and be back to the 50s by Thursday. We will also stay on the dry side through at least Saturday.

 

A storm system off the east coast of Japan will reach the Rocky Mountain region early Saturday causing a chance for snow in the mountains by late Saturday. Right now it appears most of the moisture will stay in the high country so the chance for snow at lower elevations is slim. We have a slim chance for snow or rain in Denver, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed we get a little something by Sunday.

In terms of snow amounts in the mountains for the weekend, it isn’t a huge storm and it will be moving quickly. Most ski areas could pick up another 3 to 6 inches of snow.

5day Arctic Air Moving East, Warmer Temperatures Coming

snowpack Arctic Air Moving East, Warmer Temperatures Coming

Watch meteorologist Lauren Whitney on CBS4 News on weekday evenings at 5, 6, 6:30 p.m. Check out her bio, connect with her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @LaurenCBS4.

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