Jan 11, 2013 7:54 AM by Craig Eliot

Windy today...cold this weekend!

TODAY: Here comes the wind to start the weekend. A HIGH WIND WARNING has been posted through 6 PM this evening for all of the New 5 viewing area and the San Luis Valley. Winds in the mountains and the southeastern plains could be up around 70 mph...closer to 45-55 mph in El Paso County, with one or two gusts of 60 mph! A storm system will spread snow from western Colorado to the mountains close to home, including Teller County. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 6 PM Saturday for Colorado's central and northern Rockies, including Aspen and Vail, where up to a foot of snow could fall. A Winter Storm Warning is in effect for portions of the central and southwest mountains (Crested Butte to Telluride). Snow could measure up to a foot and a half in those areas. A Blizzard Warning covers the eastern San Juan Mountains from 6 PM today through 6 PM Friday! This includes Wolf Creek Pass, where snow totals could be as high as 20 inches. There could be some snow showers early morning around Cripple Creek and Woodland Park. Snow won't be possible until late in the day locally and will be minimal at best for almost all of us. Our high temps will occur in the morning...before the front arrives. Highs will range from the low 30s in Colorado Springs, to the low 40s in Pueblo, upper 20s in Teller.

SATURDAY: Big story will be the cold temps this weekend. We'll still have a chance early in the day of a few light snow showers! Max temps will only reach 18 degrees in the Springs and 24 in Pueblo. Temps up in Teller County will stay in the teens. Still going to VERY cold when Denver and Baltimore meet Saturday. Temp by the 2:30 kickoff on 19 degrees with partly to mostly cloudy skies and a 20% chance for flurries.

SUNDAY: It now looks like skies will be partly sunny with cold temps. High of only 21 in Colorado Springs and 22 in Pueblo. Temps for Teller County might make it into the teens again to maybe as much as 20 in Woodland Park. For skiers snow will still be possible so check the road reports to see how the mountain passes are doing.

MONDAY: Cold temps continue to grip Colorado to start next week. Highs Monday will be in the mid 20's in the Springs and Pueblo with upper 20's and lower 30's for the Plains. Skies both days will be partly cloudy in the plains and partly sunny over the higher elevations.

TUESDAY-THURSDAY: Temperatures will start to moderate a little with mostly sunny skies. Temps finally warm above freezing in the Springs Tuesday with a high of 34...38 in Pueblo. Expect warmer temps still on Wednesday with highs of 46 in Colorado Springs and 49 in Pueblo. A few degrees warmer on Thursday with highs in the upper 40s in Colorado Springs, low 50s in Pueblo.


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