By Ashton Altieri

DENVER (CBS4) – A cold blast of Canadian air blasted into Colorado Thursday sending temperatures tumbling and the entire Northern Front Range stayed below freezing on Thursday. Denver’s high temp only made it to 31 degrees.

In addition to the cold, flurries and light snow showers are possible along the Front Range Thursday night especially north of I-70. Any accumulation will be limited to less than 1 inch below 6,000 feet. Higher amounts in the northern foothills early Thursday.

It’s a different story in the mountains where light snow will continue along the I-70 mountain corridor. Far more is expected in southwest Colorado. A Winter Weather Advisory has been posted from noon on Thursday through 9am on Friday for the San Juan Mountain region including Telluride, Lake City, Durango, Pagosa Springs, and Wolf Creek Pass. These areas should see 4-8 inches of snow by early Friday.

Denver and the Front Range will stay dry on Friday but clouds will continue to dominate and temperatures will remain below normal in the 30s.

Sunny and warmer weather arrives this weekend with mid 40s on Saturday and then upper 40s on Sunday. That’s slightly above normal for a change!

Ashton Altieri is a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist. Watch him on the CBS4 Morning News weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Connect with Ashton on Facebook and on Twitter @AshtonCBS4.


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