Oct 11, 2012 9:51 AM by Craig Eliot

Warm today...rain, wind and snow on the way

TODAY: Warm and wonderful for today. Plenty of sunshine throughout most of day and warm! In fact, mild temps will be the warmest of the next seven days...73 in the Springs and 80 in Pueblo. By late afternoon and early evening a weak cool front will push across our area. You might notice some brief gusty winds as the front arrives.

TONIGHT: Thanks to that front temps are expected to be a little bit cooler than last night/this morning. A storm system approaching from the southwest will bring clouds to eastern Colorado and an increasing chance of rain/snow to the Colorado Mountains west of the Continental Divide. There will be a slight chance overnight of a shower or two popping-up around Walsenburg, Trinidad and southern mountains.

FRIDAY: Still expecting big changes tomorrow locally in the form of more clouds, much cooler temps, and a good chance for more rain and thunderstorms. At least a 40% chance of thundershowers in Colorado Springs, 30% chance for Pueblo can be expected. Chances will be higher in Trinidad and Walsenburg at about 50% and 40-50% for La Junta and Lamar. Highs will only be 59 degrees in Colorado Springs and 64 degrees in Pueblo. Winds tomorrow will by gusty from the S/SE at 25-35 mph in the afternoon. In the high country there will be a good shot of snow. 4-8 inches of snow are possible across the northern, central and southwest mountains. WINTER STORM WATCHES cover these areas from Friday morning and Friday evening. Check the road reports before heading across any mountain passes tomorrow through Saturday morning.

SATURDAY: We'll start the day with a chance of a few lingering showers in the morning at the lower and higher elevations. Skies will be clearing as the storm system exits the region, but the winds will actually increase! Gusty winds are expected in the afternoon from the northwest. Some gusts will exceed 35-40 mph at times! Temps Saturday will be a bit warmer than Friday...65 in the Springs and 70 in Pueblo.

SUN-TUES: Weather to end the weekend, and start the new week, will be gorgeous. Sunday you can expect temps to be around 65 in the Springs and 70 in Pueblo with lighter winds and sunny skies. Clear skies and sunshine can also be expected for Monday and Tuesday with temps warming nicely. Lower 70's in the Springs and upper 70's in Pueblo.



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