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10 months 2 weeks ago

Snow Continues to Fall in High Country

Snow is expected to keep falling in parts of western Colorado. Although we're not expecting to see much snow in our area, the high country could see significant amounts throughout Friday. Up to 12 inches are possible at higher elevations, including Crested Butte, through Friday evening. A few inches of...

4 years 3 weeks ago

Street flooding in Canon City

The saturated soil in Canon City can't take any more rain. So when a half-inch fell Thursday evening, the result was street flooding. NewsFirst5 Assignment Manager Elaine Sheridan snapped photos with her camera phone--show water on Highway 50, and 1-2 feet of water at the Sonic Drive-in.

4 years 1 month ago

Heavy Colorado rains wash out roads

Heavy rains in the mountains west of Boulder have washed out a road two miles northwest of Nederland. Nederland police also reported hail and flooded streets in town Wednesday, although the storm had weakened by late afternoon and the road was reopened. The area was one of several across...

4 years 1 month ago

Heavy rain sets off Colorado rock slides

Heavy rains in southwest Colorado have caused rock slides, closing part of a highway. San Miguel County spokeswoman Jennifer Dinsmore says rocks and debris about 4 feet high slid onto Colorado 145 between Norwood and Telluride Tuesday. No cars were trapped and no one was injured. The slide...

4 years 2 months ago

Fresh snow on Pikes Peak this weekend

What a week! Colorado's seen record high temperatures this week, along with flooding, rain, hail and tornadoes. Next up--snow! The First Alert weather team is predicting lows in the 40s at the lower elevations this weekend, 30s in the higher elevations and snow over the Rampart Range. (Cover your...

4 years 2 months ago

Snowmelt causing havoc around Colorado

Torrential spring runoff has washed over north central and northeast Colorado, wiping out bridges, flooding homes and swelling waterways. In Boulder County, a bridge where crews had been clearing debris partially collapsed and bike paths along Boulder Creek have been closed. A dive team is on call in case...

4 years 2 months ago

Water rising rapidly in Colorado

Coloradans are continuing to keep a nervous eye on rising rivers as a late spring heat wave melts snow quickly, swelling waterways, wiping out bridges and flooding some homes. The high water has prompted some rafting companies to halt guided trips. In Estes Park, hundreds of sandbags were...

4 years 2 months ago

Homes flooded as Colorado rivers swell

Colorado rivers and streams swollen by quickly melting mountain snow flooded homes, roads and bike paths Monday, prompting flood warnings and advisories across the state. In Eagle County, a few homes in Gypsum and Vail suffered minor flooding damage. Bike and recreation paths along the Eagle and Gore rivers...

4 years 3 months ago

May 18th Tornadoes

Wednesday, May 18th was a severe weather day in southern Colorado, with everything from torrential rain to ping-pong ball sized hail to at least one tornado reported. One severe thunderstorm developed near La Junta shortly after 6 PM. Radar echoes made it appear that a tornado was possible, and...

4 years 3 months ago

Breezy with a chance for storms

On Saturday, gusty southwest winds along with low humidities will develop over the mountains and San Luis Valley. Since the fuels for fires are dry in the San Luis Valley, a red flag warning has been issued. There will be a chance for isolated thunderstorms. Temps aloft will warm a...

4 years 3 months ago

Warm and windy for today's weather

Warm and windy weather will develop on Tuesday, with increasing fire danger over the San Luis Valley by afternoon. High temperatures will climb into the 70s and 80s over lower elevations, with 50s and 60s over the mountains. Expect another very warm day on Wednesday, with temps well into...

4 years 3 months ago

Mostly sunny and warm

Today will be a nice day with mostly sunny skies expected across the plains and partly sunny skies expected across the higher terrain. High temps will be around 70 degrees on the plains with temps around 60 degrees in the valleys. Tuesday and Wednesday will be warm and dry....

4 years 3 months ago

Expect a cool day, with chance for showers

Today, expect another cool day, with a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. The mountains could see an inch or two of snow accumulation through tonight. Overnight, there will be a bit of a clearing, causing temperatures to fall below freezing again over the I-25 corridor. Sunday, there...

4 years 4 months ago

More snow in the Colorado high country

If you love to see fresh snow coating the mountains, you're in luck. A cold front is bringing high winds, snow, rain and plunging temperatures to Colorado. The National Weather Service has issued winter advisories for parts of the state. Snowfall of up to 10 inches was expected...

4 years 4 months ago

High winds possible today

Wednesday, temperatures are expected to warm to well above seasonal averages, with winds increasing to 20 to 35 mph and gusts of 55 mph or greater. Expect wind to die down somewhat by midnight with a few gusts still possible into Thursday morning. The first in a series of...

4 years 4 months ago

Frost in the morning, then mostly sunny

Clearing skies and light winds will result in a cold Tuesday morning, with temperatures below freezing for most areas. Tuesday will feature warmer conditions with more sun and temperatures in the 60s and low 70's. Overnight into Wednesday, expect breezy to windy conditions across the I-25 corridor. Winds and...

4 years 4 months ago

Showers for today, nicer weather to come

Scattered snow/rain showers expected across southern Colorado Monday morning. Snow levels are expected to drop to near 6000 feet by morning, with 1 to 3 inches of snow possible across the Pikes Peak region and along the Palmer Divide. Showers should move out of the region by the afternoon, leaving...

4 years 4 months ago

Breezy with chance for showers

On Sunday, generally drier and warmer conditions should be noted over the region. Although isolated mainly late afternoon and evening showers will be possible. Expect snow to be ongoing over the mountains and spread east into Teller county and the Palmer Divide quickly. Cold air will move in quickly behind...

4 years 4 months ago

Gusty winds with a chance for showers

A chance for snow will continue for the northern El Paso and Teller counties until around 9 a.m. Then a few rain showers are possible in the afternoon, especially near the Kansas border.The main weather feature today will be breezy to windy conditions on the Plains. Temperatures will feel cooler...

4 years 4 months ago

Chance for storms, while snow for mountains

On Wednesday, lower elevations will see isolated strong to severe thunderstorms, while snow moves into portions of the high country. For Thursday, isolated storms possible for most of southern Colorado, while scattered storms possible near the Palmer Divide. As for the mountains, the best window for snowfall will come...

4 years 4 months ago

Summer-like weather pattern for today

The summer-like weather pattern will remain across the region today. Expect above average temperatures and mostly sunny skies through the morning. Clouds will be on the increase through the afternoon with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms developing across the higher terrain and moving out across the adjacent plains through...

4 years 4 months ago

Damp and cool today

Widespread light precipitation should continue a good portion of the morning for southern Colorado. By the afternoon, with heating and abundant moisture we should see another round of scattered to numerous showers, this time more widespread across the eastern mountains. There will be at least some isolated chances for precip...

4 years 4 months ago

Wow....it is windy!

Very gusty winds will continue the rest of the afternoon. Winds so far today exceeded 50 mph in Calhan, Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, the USAFA and Mueller State Park. Gusts over 40 mph+ possible for all of us in eastern Colorado for the rest of this Tuesday. The warm...

4 years 4 months ago

Wind...warm...perhaps a storm

Windy and warm for the rest of the afternoon. A storm system over the western U.S. will continue migrate towards Colorado through the day today. As it does strong gusty winds will deveolp across eastern Colorado. Gusts in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will likely exceed 35 mph, with gust...

4 years 4 months ago

Warm with wind starting to increase

On Sunday, afternoon heating could pop up a few thunderstorms across the eastern plains and near Raton Ridge. The air mass looks too be mostly dry across the mountain areas. With these storms, small hail, lightning, and brief rainfall are possible. Also the wind will start to increase across the...

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