To say it has been cold the last few days might be an understatement – in fact, on Wednesday morning they were in the single digits.

The good news is, it will get a lot warmer as the day goes on – as in up to maybe 47 to 52 degrees!

But how does that work? The National Weather Service illustrated how the cold air will move in with help from the GOES-East infrared satellite.

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It basically shows how gusty west winds (think up to 70 miles per hour) in the foothills will spread the warmer temperatures to Denver.

It's a cool illustration of how, exactly, it will get a whole lot warmer today – if science is your thing, that is.

See how it works below!

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