Dec 11, 2009 9:23 AM by Meteorologist Brad Sowder
After the coldest week in five to ten years the thaw comes this weekend. Temperatures will likely begin to break out of the ice box Friday as highs briefly climb above freezing in all of southern Colorado including Teller county. As clouds increase from a storm system approaching from the west Friday night and Saturday, overnight low temperatures will likely be eight to twelve degrees warmer to start Saturday. Saturday afternoon we should begin to see a lot of black returning to our secondary roads as temperatures warm all the way into the lower and middle 40's for the entire I-25 corridor. Flurries and snow showers may return to the mountains Sunday and Monday, but the bulk of the snow will be in the western mountains of Colorado.