Forecast: Bitter cold across Colorado through the weekend

Hartford and Tolland counties saw strong snow squalls this morning and the rest of the state could see some hit-and-miss snow showers during the day. Wind chills are likely to reach -20 to -25 at times through Friday morning.

Windspread power outages are expected.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the area from 7 p.m. Friday to noon Saturday, according to the National Weather Service.

Tomorrow night: Clearing; Very cold. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 20. So wind chill values will actually feel a touch “warmer”, but still in the teens!

The high pressure that will be over us on Friday will begin to move off the coast on Saturday morning.

Sunday night: A 50 percent chance of snow showers.

“We’re looking at the heaviest snow coming in Friday overnight”, she said.

Temperatures on the plains are also expected to fall below 0, but snow accumulations across the plains is expected to total no more than 2 inches.

On Sunday, thanks to a milder air mess with a temp around 40 degrees, precip changes entirely over to rain. “The main lake snow band should weaken and drift further south between 9 and 11 p.m”. Winds will gust more than 35 miles per hour at times making it feel like the single digits and teens for much of Thursday, despite the sunshine.

A blast of Arctic air is sweeping into the region, bringing strong, gusty winds and bitter cold that’s expected to worsen as the day goes on.

“Dangerous to life-threatening” wind chill temperatures to 45 below zero are forecast Friday night through Sunday morning in parts of the Dakotas, the weather service said.

Tonight, lows in the single numbers inland with a wind chill between minus 10 to zero. New snow accumulation of around 2 inches. One inch of snow is expected overnight.

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