Weather - Forecast

Nov 16, 2013 8:18 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Mountain snow, windy Plains

It'll be mild and breezy across most of Southern Colorado today. Highs will run about 10 degrees above average for this time of year with winds out of the west sustained at 15 to 25 mph gusting up to 35 mph at times. Winds gusting up to 60 mph are possible over parts of the southern I-25 corridor throughout the day with 80 mph gusts possible over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Clouds will be on the increase today over the lower elevations with isolated rain showers possible over parts of the eastern mountains. The central and western mountains will be hit hard again with snow and wind. Travel is not advised over the mountains through Sunday morning due to blowing and drifting snow and low visibility caused by the heavy snowfall and strong winds.

Winds will calm down significantly across Southern Colorado into Sunday. The first half of the new week looks nice and quiet weatherwise with mostly sunny skies overhead. Highs will be comfortable as well in the 50s/60s.

The next storm system to impact the state looks to move in during the second half of the workweek with isolated rain and snow showers possible. It will also usher in much colder air to the region.

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Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann 

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