Weekend temperature forecast for the Arkansas Valley to dip into single digits
After high temperatures were projected to hang in the 20s Wednesday, the Pueblo office of the National Weather Service says high temperatures this weekend will dwell in the single digits.
Stray flakes of snow were observable Tuesday morning across Otero County, but nothing accumulated save for a layer of frost across everything it could cling to.
Light snow is also possible in the plains and the Interstate 25 corridor on Friday and into the weekend. As of the Wednesday morning forecast, there was a 20% chance for snow on Friday, a 40% chance on Saturday and a 50% chance on Sunday.
The National Weather Service attributed the most recent bout of freezing weather to a modified Arctic air mass — "modified" meaning the air mass that left the Arctic has changed as it approaches nearer and nearer to the equator.
The weather service's Wednesday morning hazardous weather outlook said: "Areas of locally dense freezing fog across the southeast plains this morning will thin out and dissipate through mid morning."
The Continental Divide was forecast to receive 1 to 4 inches of snow Wednesday and overnight, with more possible over the weekend.
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