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Nov 8, 2012 9:46 AM by Craig Eliot

Weather roller coaster for Colorado the next few days!

TODAY: Mostly sunny and very warm again, but some big ‘colder' changes are on the way! Get out and enjoy the weather today as temps warm all the way back up to 70 in Colorado Springs and 75 in Pueblo. You might notice a few high clouds starting to stream into the eastern half of the state ahead of the colder air and storm system that are on the way to Colorado.

TONIGHT: Pretty quiet night ahead of us statewide with temps staying slightly milder overnight compared to this morning. By tomorrow morning it will be just a touch breezy close to the mountains...we'll have gustier winds starting across the high country before rain and snow starts flying during the day Friday!

FRIDAY: For tomorrow our weather starts off mild and fairly calm, but during the day we'll see warm temps and some gusty winds! Gusts will top-out at about 25-35 mph at times from the south & southwest. The wind and warm weather means that we'll have to keep an eye on the fire danger becoming high to extreme! During the afternoon we'll start to see some rain and snow showers to fall across the western half of Colorado. Be aware that there will be heavy snow and strong winds across the Continental Divide from Friday afternoon through Sunday morning! Nurmerous advisories begin in the Colorado Mountains from the divide and to the west Friday. Parts of the central and southwest mountains could have 1-2 feet of new snow...including around Crested Butte, Silverton and Telluride. We could also see about a snow around Vail, Aspen and Snowmass by Sunday morning. Check the road reports before traveling across any mountain passes or to the higher elevations.

SATURDAY: Snow increases during the day in the mountains and much colder air charges into southern Colorado. It will be windy again with all those weather changes taking place...gusts still possible over 30 mph. Our high temps will only reach the lower 50's in the Springs and around 60 or so in Pueblo before the colder air takes-over. Expect falling temps during the late afternoon and by evening an increasing chance of chance of light rain or snow showers. Best bet for measurable rain and snow still expected during the day in stays in western Colorado and close to home over the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Showers will also become more likely for the Rampart Range and Monument Hill during the overnight hours. Chance for precip at the lower elevations will not be very good, but we could see some light accumulations Saturday night for Colorado Springs and especially northern El Paso County. As of right now chances of rain/snow will be about 20-30% in the Springs...only about 10-20% in Pueblo...and about 30-40% across Teller County and the mountains west of interstate 25.

SUNDAY: Some snow shower activity will greet some of you during the morning...especially close to the mountains and higher elevations. Snow will be ending in the mountains and across the divide. It will also be very cold with morning lows in the lower 20's at the lower elevations. Skies will be mostly sunny but temps only reach 29 in the Springs and 32 in Pueblo making it the coldest afternoon of the fall season so far!

VETERAN"S DAY: Speaking of cold... Monday morning begins with our coldest temps of the season so far! Temps in the middle teens for the Springs and Pueblo and around the single digits in spots in Teller County! How strong is the charge in your cars battery? Kids will need some warm oatmeal and the extra layer for sure. By afternoon we'll have plenty of sun and slightly warm temps compared to your ‘shivering Sunday'. Highs will still be chilly...41 in the Springs and 46 in Pueblo.

TUESDAY: More sunshine and warmer temps on-tap. Highs by afternoon at will warm to 53 degrees in Colorado Springs and 57 in Pueblo.

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