Feb 15, 2014 7:47 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
A Dust Storm Advisory is in effect until 4pm today for Pueblo, Huerfano, and Las Animas Counties. Strong winds today will cause areas of blowing dust mainly along I-25 between Pueblo, Walsenburg, and Trinidad. Visibility may drop to less than 1/4 mile at times.
Wind will be a big issue for some parts of Southern Colorado through the first half of today with a high wind warning in effect for areas over the higher elevations, adjacent foothills, and Front Range. Locations included under the warning can expect less wind in the 5 to 15 and 10 to 20 mph range this afternoon and evening.
Otherwise, today will be a partly sunny, dry, and mild day. Today's downsloping wind and a ridge of high pressure will help temperatures jump into the 60s/70s in most spots. The dry weather will continue through the first half of the new week with above average highs in the 50s/60s. Winds will remain breezy at times though mainly over the mountains and foothills. Cooler air and a chance for precipitation enters the forecast late in the workweek.
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