After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Hot weather in Colorado is bringing an early start to the summer, and it's also bringing damage to the state's snowpack.
It's down to 26 percent, ending any hope of an above-average water runoff this summer.
Last month, the snowpack was 65 percent of average after what seemed to be a promising winter.
Southwestern Colorado has been hit the hardest with levels just eleven percent of average in the Rio Grande Basin and six percent in the San Juan, Animas and Dolores basin.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says snowmelt is tracking anywhere from two to four months earlier than normal.
So much snow is melting that some rivers have already hit their peak flows for the year.
Reservoir storage across most of Colorado is at 99 percent of average, which the agency attributes to storage of the early snowmelt.
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