Signficant Snowstorm Possible This Weekend


Another storm system will move through Colorado this weekend, bringing the potential for a significant high-impact winter weather event across portions of South Central and Southeast Colorado.  Snow will begin falling over the Central Mountains as early as Thursday night, and significant accumulations will be possible over the Continental Divide through Saturday. Travel over the passes may become difficult at times both Friday and Saturday. The storm will then track into the Southeastern Colorado Plains early Saturday.  Strong north winds will contribute to considerable blowing and drifting snow, especially across the Palmer Divide and Eastern Colorado Plains.  The area of greatest concern based on the expected storm track will be over Teller County and Northern El Paso County, where strong winds and heavy snow may result in white-out conditions Saturday morning across parts of the Northern I-25 corridor including Monument Hill, and Highway 24, especially eastward from Colorado Springs.  If you have travel or outdoor plans across Colorado Friday night or Saturday, you are urged to keep informed of the latest forecasts and possible warnings concerning this developing winter storm.

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