DENVER (CBS4) – A storm system passing over Colorado on Tuesday brought cold air. Another storm on Wednesday will bring even colder air.
Temperatures dropped to single digits and teenagers in much of the state on Wednesday morning, with some mountainous areas falling below zero.
Some environments in the Denver subway area may not rise above freezing Wednesday afternoon, and most mountain towns are happily in their 20s.
Despite the cold, moisture is mostly limited in both storm systems. Many ski areas needed 2-6 centimeters of fluffy snow on Tuesday, and further light snowfall is expected in the mountains on Wednesday. Nevertheless, no further accumulation is expected north of Highway 50.
Colorado is far southeast on Wednesday until 2 p.m. under winter weather advice, with up to 4 inches of additional snow and gusts of wind. The combination of wind and snow allows for a tricky trip around Lamar, Springfield and La Junta for most of the day.
Warmer weather will begin to return to Colorado on Thursday as a high pressure ridge is built east across the state. The Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins areas should be in their 50s by Friday, and sunny, dry, and relatively mild weather should continue until the middle of the following week.