DENVER (CBS4) – Happy Thanksgiving!
It’s always descriptive of the cold weather when the high temperature comes early in the morning. DIA hit a whopping 25 degrees just after midnight and we’ve been sliding down ever since. Hopefully you made it safely to your holiday plans this morning. Roads are still on the slick side thanks to last night’s freezing drizzle, and the inch or so of snow that we’ve picked up today. But let’s face it, isn’t this the type of weather you look forward to on Thanksgiving? Nothing says “turkey and football” like a snowy November day.
The Winter Weather Advisory continues until 8 a.m. Friday for all the Denver metro area, Ft. Collins, Greeley, and the eastern plains. Storm accumulations should fall within the 2-4″ range by the time it’s said and done. The weather headline will be the very cold temperatures tomorrow and Saturday morning, though. Highs on Friday don’t even get out of the teens. Saturday morning’s low may fall somewhere near 4 degrees above zero.
Snow showers may last through Sunday but we’re not expecting any significant amounts across the area. Why the persistent snowfall? The Pacific low pressure system doesn’t really budge over the next several days. That means the moisture rich air stays within the atmosphere until it leaves the state on Monday.
Temperatures gradually warm into the upper 20s and low 30s for Saturday and Sunday. By next week we’ll feel warmer temperatures as a desert airmass re-enters the picture. We’ll welcome the mid-40’s by next week.
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