Snow-producing cold front to hit Pueblo, surrounding areas
The mild weather cascading Pueblo in recent days is set to end Saturday.
According to meteorologist Mark Wankowski of the National Weather Service Pueblo, a cold front and moisture is set to hit the city for most of the day Saturday. Wind is expected to bring the cold through the Four Corners area from the Great Basin Friday night and stay in the area through the following day, possibly into Sunday.
Snow is projected to fall in the range of 1-3 inches overall but could be worse in Rye, Walsenburg and Trinidad. Both areas could receive up to six inches of snow as the front moves south. Each will see increased cloud cover through the night.
Two contending models, according to Wankowski, suggest the front could head west and spare the city of excess snow, or head directly southeast and produce more snowfall.
The NWS projects the temperature to peak at 36 degrees but stay in the low 20s for most of the morning and evening hours.
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