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Mar 1, 2014 5:51 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Wintry weather tonight; still cold Sunday

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2pm Sunday for the Southeastern Plains. This includes Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, Baca, and Eastern Las Animas Counties. Roads may become slick and hazardous tonight due to icing from areas of freezing drizzle and sleet/snow accumulation ranging from 1 to 4 inches (through Sunday).

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 8am Sunday for El Paso County. This includes Colorado Springs. Visibility of a less than 1/4 mile is likely through the night making for hazardous driving conditions. Give yourself extra time if you have to be out on the roads and keep plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.

It'll be cloudy over Southern Colorado overnight with areas of fog around as well. Isolated light snow showers are possible over the eastern mountains and the Front Range with snowfall amounting anywhere from a trace to an inch into Sunday morning. The Southeastern Plains will likely see a mix of wintry weather which includes freezing drizzle, freezing fog, sleet, and snow. Sleet and snow accumulations of 1 to 4 inches is possible over the Plains through Sunday. Expect very cold temperatures tonight as well with lows generally in the teens/20s along and west of the Front Range. The Eastern Plains will be even colder with lows in the single digits.

Areas of light snow are still possible through the first half of Sunday regionwide. Sunbreaks are possible late in the day as Southern Colorado starts to dry out. It'll remain cold Sunday with highs below average in the 30s/40s along and west of I-25. The Southeastern Plains will stay chilly out as well with temperatures topping out in the teens/20s.

Expect quieter weather conditions into the workweek with mostly to partly sunny skies Monday through Thursday. It'll be warmer out as well with highs jumping to above average readings as early as the first day of the workweek. Highs in the 50s/60s will be common around most areas through the middle of the week.

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