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Mar 14, 2014 2:20 PM by John Dissauer

First in Series of Cold Fronts Pass

The weather story for the next five days will be frontal passes.  Or as meteorologists like to say "FROPA"!  (Not to be confused with OPA.)

The first in a series of cold fronts is passing through southern Colorado Friday morning.  There is a small chance the front could kick up a few snow showers over the far southern Sangre de Cristo mountains, otherwise we are just looking for cooler temperatures.  Under mostly sunny skies, temperatures will top out in the 50°s. (Colorado Springs: 53° | Pueblo: 58°)

The second cold front is projected to pass through southern Colorado late Saturday morning/early afternoon.  This front will be more noticeable.  Before the front passes, temperatures should be able to climb to the 50°s and lower 60°s.  As the front passes, winds will dramatically increase, temperatures will start to fall, and there could be some light precipitation falling.  Initially, the precipitation should fall mainly in the form of light rain/sprinkles but by late afternoon there could be a little snow mixed in.  As mentioned, the chance is relatively small.  I'm only calling for a 15% chance of precipitation Saturday.

Sunday starts to warm back up with lots of sunshine.  As has been advertised since Monday, the "pick-day" of the 7-day forecast looks to be Monday as highs could hit 80°.

A third cold front could arrive in southern Colorado Tuesday.  Temperatures will fall behind the front.  As of the way things look this morning, temperatures could fall to the 30°s and lower 40°s behind the front.  Winds also look like they could be very gusty.  Stay tuned! - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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