Natural gas futures continued to skid lower in early trading Tuesday, weighed down by bearish technical factors and an ongoing lack of impressive cold in the latest forecasts.

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After dropping 11.4 cents before the weekend, the March Nymex contract was down another 9.4 cents to $2.181/MMBtu at around 8:45 a.m. ET. 

Friday’s 11.4-cent sell-off saw the front month break below “critical technical support” at the $2.35 level, EBW Analytics Group analyst Eli Rubin observed.

A notable decline in weather-driven demand over the holiday weekend “coupled with a strongly bearish technical outlook opens the door to further losses,” Rubin said.

This comes as upcoming Energy Information Administration (EIA) storage reports are poised to reveal a growing storage cushion on...