Forecast news: Isolated mountain showers possible, red flag warning southeast, mountain snow tonight #COdrought #COwx

From the National Weather Service Pueblo office:

Breezy winds will develop across most parts of southern Colorado Saturday…and along with low humidities and already dry conditions…the fire danger is expected to increase over much of the eastern plains. A slight chance of rain and snow showers is still in store over the central mountains along and near the Continental Divide…with little or no precipitation elsewhere. Temperatures should climb to above average readings in all areas, with highs in the 60s and 70s over the plains and 50s to low 60s over the high country.

From the National Weather Service Grand Junction office:

Strong gusty winds will develop in advance of a cold front this afternoon. The strongest wind gusts will occur over northwest Colorado with speeds upwards to 45 mph. For these reasons, a wind advisory is in effect for parts of northwest Colorado and a red flag warning is in effect for parts of west central Colorado. The cold front that moves into the region this evening brings snow to the high country with accumulations of 5 to 9 inches toward the divide. Showery and blustery weather will continue on Sunday and lasting into Wednesday has a bigger storm system develops over the Great Basin and shifts into Colorado. Heavy snow is possible across the northern and central mountains.

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