DENVER — Unseasonably cold temperatures will linger through Wednesday as highs only make it into the upper 30s.
The temperature dropped to 32 degrees early Wednesday morning at Denver International Airport, the official recording station for the city, for the first freeze of the season.
The average first freeze of the season in Denver is Oct. 7. The last freeze in Denver was on April 25 when the temperature reached 31 degrees.
On Saturday, one-half inch of snow fell at the airport for the first official snowfall of the season.
There will be morning and midday flurries that will transition to a rain/snow mix by the afternoon. Up to one-half inch of accumulation is expected throughout the Denver metro area.
Conditions will dry out overnight as temperatures drop into the upper 20s to start Thursday.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m. for portions of the high country as 3-8 inches of snow will be possible.
Highs on Thursday will be about 10 degrees warmer, hitting the upper 40s by the afternoon. Expect a slight chance of a few isolated showers, primarily during the afternoon.
Friday will be the dry and warmer day as highs touch 60 degrees. Expect a mixture of sun and clouds along the Front Range.
Some changes will return by the weekend as another cold front passes through.
Highs will reach the mid-50s on Saturday afternoon as clouds increase.
Scattered snow showers will be possible Saturday night into Sunday morning. Periods of heavy snow will be possible for the second half of the weekend as highs only make it to the mid-30s.
It will start to dry out next week with a mix of sun and clouds expected Monday and Tuesday. Temperatures will gradually warm back into the mid-50s, staying about 10 degrees below average.
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