Following a 50-degree Fahrenheit temperature plunge on Monday and the snow that followed in Denver, even colder air and more snow will hit the area at midweek.
Actual temperatures dipped below zero F Wednesday morning with AccuWeather RealFeel® Temperatures plunging between minus 30 and minus 20 degrees and snow blasting the area.
The high will be in the single digits on Wednesday.
Average low and high temperatures in Denver during mid-November range from a low in the middle 20s to a high in the middle 50s.
The system causing the snow will slide away by Wednesday night, but temperatures will dip into record-breaking territory. The record of minus 3 F, set in 1919 will fall with temperatures dipping to near minus 10 in some locations.
The storm, combined with air flowing uphill from the Plains to the Rockies, deposited between 1 and 8 inches of snow over a large part of central and eastern Colorado as of Wednesday morning. A fresh 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall on the region into Wednesday evening.
Travel along the Interstate-25 corridor from Wyoming to central Colorado into Wednesday will be difficult to dangerous at times.
The snow and frigid air will present many hazards. Motorists and pedestrians should be on the lookout for slippery roads and sidewalks.
If you must travel long distances through Wednesday evening, make sure you and your vehicle are prepared for midwinter-style cold and snow. Temperatures will dip to life-threatening levels and can cause frostbite on exposed skin in a matter of minutes.
Temperatures will slowly climb later this week. Highs will be in the teens on Thursday, but are forecast to reach well into the 30s Friday afternoon.
Another storm will swing through the central Rockies and Colorado Friday night and Saturday. This far-reaching storm will target the Northwest Thursday and Friday and will reach across the central Plains later this weekend.
While only a couple of inches of snow are forecast for Denver and much of the I-25 corridor, heavy snow, gusty winds and whiteout conditions are possible in the mountains and through the passes of Colorado and Wyoming during the first part of this weekend.
Cold air will linger into next week. Temperatures Sunday and Monday are forecast to average about 30 degrees below normal.