Apr 6, 2012 5:42 PM by Mike Madson
The wind has been blustery (gusts to nearly 80 mph over the mountains, over 50 on the Plains) because a cold front is working its way from the Rockies to the nation's heartland. Until it moves through, expect more of the same, with a plume of dust and sand from the San Luis Valley to southern el Paso county. Overnight, winds will decrease, and lows will be near freezing. You get sunshine and lighter winds on Saturday, with highs near average (50s and 60s at the lower elevations, 40s/50s in the mountains). Easter Sunday looks like a beautiful day, with a chilly start (low 30s) and a brilliant finish (60s/70s). The warm trend will continue on Monday, with another approaching cold front bringing back the breezes on Tuesday (and a chance of a few showers/thunder over the high country by Tuesday night), Stronger winds Wednesday and Thursday as the front moves through (and a better chance of showers/storms both days). Friday will be warmer than average (lows 30s, highs 60s/70s) and breezy.