Winter is on track to return to Kiowa County and other parts of southern Colorado this weekend, after a storm a week ago brought eight or more inches of wet snow to the area.
The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory covering Kiowa, Prowers, Bent, Otero, Crowley and Pueblo counties from 6:00 p.m. Saturday until noon Sunday.
From two to four inches of fresh snow expected from the storm, with the greatest accumulation expected in eastern Kiowa County as an upper level disturbance moves east across the area.
Extreme, exceptional drought mostly disappear from Colorado as snow storms continue.
Driving conditions across Colorado, particularly in the southeast, will be dangerous throughout the day as a winter storm blows through the state.
The Colorado Department of Transportation had 451 snow plows working to clear roads as of 8:30 a.m. Saturday. Southeast Colorado roads were icy, with blowing snow reducing visibility. Traffic cameras throughout the area showed snow accumulation on highway surfaces, though few closures have been reported.
Colorado continues to see large drought improvements and increasing snowpack.
Update: the winter weather advisory for northeast and western Colorado expanded to eastern Colorado along the Interstate 25 corridor. The map of southeast Colorado shown below has been revised.
Snow will be returning to large portions of Colorado Friday, with advisories, watches and warning issued for numerous areas.
Ongoing storm could bring up to two feet of snow for parts of Colorado.
Exceptional drought - the worst category - has nearly exited Colorado for the first time in months.
While it may still be winter in Colorado, high fire danger will cover the southeast quadrant of the state Wednesday.
All Colorado river basins at or above 100 percent despite increase in drought-impacted area.