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...
Cooler weather may slow down, but it won't stop the mosquitoes that carry West Nile virus. The chances of getting the sustained freezing temperatures needed to kill mosquitoes are about 50/50 in September.
So, the Front Range remains at the peak of the mosquito season as the number of West Nile cases continues to climb. Experts say the mosquito season usually ends in late September, when teh females that carry the virus stop laying their eggs.
There are 884 confirmed cases in Colorado including 11deaths.
Larimer, Pueblo, Boulder, Weld and Adams counties are the ones most affected. Starting Monday, Larimer County will begin aerial sprays of insecticide. They will do one application Monday, and another scheduled for Thursday.
Larimer County has the second highest number of human west nile cases in the state with 136. Weld County has the most with 160 of the state's total 884 cases. Eleven people have died from the virus.
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