Feb 8, 2014 7:22 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
After a very cold workweek, temperatures finally warm to near seasonal averages in most spots today. Expect a mix of clouds and sun both today and Sunday with dry conditions in between overnight. It'll be comfortable out this afternoon with highs in the 40s/50s though cooler Sunday with highs in the 30s/40s.
Winds will be an issue today for areas along the foothills and over higher elevations including the Palmer Divide, Teller County, the Wets, and the Sangres. Expect gusts out of the west between 30 and 40 mph throughout the afternoon in these areas.
The central and western mountains will continue to see areas of snow through the weekend with a breezy west wind gusting between 30 and 50 mph at times. Snow totals look to top out between 1 to 2 feet in areas which is great news for the ski resorts. Keep in mind that with all this new snow, avalanche danger remains high. The next chance for snow over the lower elevations will be late Sunday into Monday. That chance remains low at 20%.
It'll be mostly to partly sunny and dry Tuesday through Friday of next week. After highs in the 30s Monday, temperatures will warm into the 40s Tuesday with 50s expected through the second half of the workweek.
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