After days of sub-zero weather, temperatures are finally warming up in Weld County.
Greeley has been stuck in a deep freeze with temperatures dropping as low as -16 on Wednesday and Thursday and -15 on Friday. The extreme cold was caused by an arctic air mass that blew in from Canada.
Later in the day Friday, the temperature finally climbed back above zero thanks to some warmer winds blowing up from the south. Friday ended with a high in the 20s.
It will be mostly sunny today, according to the National Weather Service, and the high could reach into the 30s.
Despite the warming trend, there is still the possibility of light snow over the weekend.
Friday morning was the third straight day of double-digit, sub-zero temperatures.
It was an unofficial -8 degrees at 6 a.m. at Ross Hall on the University of Northern Colorado campus. Other temperatures at 6 a.m. around the region were -15 at the Greeley-Weld County Airport, -12 in Eaton, -9 near Milliken, and -12 in Windsor.
Greeley’s official low on Thursday was -16, which set a record for the date. The previous record low for Feb. 6 was -14.