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Cold and Snow Coming Later this Week?

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Typical fall weather starts the week across most of Colorado, though a change is possible heading into next weekend.

Eastern Plains

A cold front is on track to impact eastern Colorado Thursday night into Friday, and may bring snow to at least part of the plains. It's a bit early to be confident in the potential, so keep an eye out for forecast updates.

Winter Weather Week in Review - Preparedness in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week concludes today. Throughout the week, KiowaCountyPress.net has been running daily safety and preparedness tips. Friday's article about avalanche safety can be found here, and each article throughout the week contains a link to the previous day's preparedness information.

Enjoy the great outdoors in Colorado this winter season, but watch the weather.

Warm and Dry Conditions for Colorado this Winter

MAP Temperature Outlook - October 2017

As another La Nina weather pattern becomes a stronger possibility, forecasters with the Climate Prediction Center - part of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, which also oversee the National Weather Service - have revealed their thoughts about the coming winter season.

There is a 55 to 65 percent chance that La Nina conditions will develop, in which ocean waters become cooler than normal.

Warm Friday – Cold Front on the Way

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Friday afternoon will be windy but warm ahead of cold air that will flow across Colorado and drop temperatures significantly Saturday

Eastern Plains

Friday afternoon will be breezy across the eastern half of the state, with west winds in the 15 to 30 mile per hour range. Temperatures will be in the upper 70s to low 80s under mostly sunny skies, while the lower Arkansas valley will see mid-80s.

Overnight Friday, a cold front slips into the state. Though no precipitation is expected, Saturday's temperatures will be 20 to 25 degrees cooler than Friday.

High Winds are a Major Risk in Colorado During the Winter

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Tuesday's article about winter watches, warnings and advisories can be found here.

The two main causes of high winds in Colorado during the cold season are the air pressure difference between strong low pressure and cold high-pressure systems, and Chinook winds developing across the front range and other eastern mountain ranges.

Winter Watches, Warnings, and Advisories in Colorado

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Winter Weather Preparedness Week continues through Saturday. Monday's article about winter travel safety can be found here.

The National Weather Service will inform you about developing hazardous weather with outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories. Now is the time to find out what they mean, during this Colorado Winter Weather Preparedness Week.