One more bitter cold night, then relief from deep freeze arrives

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DENVER — It looks like we are finally on our way out of the deep freeze.

Thursday will be another cold night with readings overnight in the single digits both above and below zero in metro Denver.

That's a lot better than the 15 to 20 below zero of the last couple of nights.

Friday will be partly sunny with a west-southwest wind.  That wind will help to scour out the bitter cold air and push high temperatures above freezing. The high could climb into the mid-30s.

We'll stay in the chilly -- not cold -- 30s on Saturday and Sunday.

A new storm will bring heavy snow to the mountains this weekend. Winter Storm Watches and Warnings are up for the high country Friday afternoon through Sunday. Some locations will get more than a foot of snow during the weekend.

Snow returns to Denver on Monday with some light accumulation possible.  Then we turn to a warming trend that will get temperatures back to seasonal levels in the mid-40s.