Rain Returns Friday, Snow Possible Saturday

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Published Thursday, March 30, 2017

By Chris Sorensen

Another spring storm is set to enter southeast Colorado Thursday, bringing increasing chances of rain Friday and mixing with snow Saturday.

Thursday brings a brief warming period, with the high reaching the mid-60s under mostly sunny skies for Kiowa County. Overnight, the temperature drops to the mid-30s, and an east wind in the ten to 20 mile-per-hour range arrives with the incoming system.

The chance of rain reaches 50 percent by Friday afternoon as east winds increase to 15 to 20 mph with gusts to 35 mph possible. The high will be in the upper 40s. Overnight, rain is likely before 1:00 a.m. before switching to snow as the temperature returns to the mid-30s. Winds will shift to the northeast, remaining in the 15 to 20 mph range, and gusts to 30 mph are expected.

Saturday, a mix of rain and snow is likely before 2:00 p.m. before switching to snow for a few hours, then returning to rain during the early evening. Forecast models vary on the track of the system, so amounts of precipitation are still in question. The high will reach the low 40s ahead of upper 20s overnight. Snow returns after 8:00 p.m. A northeast wind will continue overnight, with speeds dropping to ten to 15 mph.

Sunday will see a return of mostly sunny skies and a high in the upper 50s.

Rain and snow may make another appearance Tuesday.

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