Preparing for a Chilled NYE

December 30 2010, 10:37 AM

As of this morning, the Denver-metro area is under a winter storm warning due to an approaching weather system that might just make New Year's Eve a bit of a hassle. The dry and warm spell from this fall and early winter may finally give way to as many as 10 inches of snow (via The Denver Post). Wind gusts of between 25 and 35 mph are possible, according to the National Weather Service, in its first winter storm warning for the region this season. 

The storm means more good news for ski areas, but it will bring some frigid weather to the Denver area through New Year's Eve Day. Highs are expected to be in the 20s Thursday, and Friday's top temp may only hit 10 degrees above zero, with additional snow before skies clear out over the weekend (via 9News). If you want to avoid driving and save some cash on New Year's Eve, RTD is offering free service from 7 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, notes Boulder's Daily Camera.