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...
A nearly full moon may blot out light from this year's Leonid meteor shower, but scientists still predict a dazzling show.
The annual Leonid meteor shower usually delivers only a few visible meteors. But this Tuesday there could be thousands each hour, the largest such shower expected until the end of the century.
Scientists predict Tuesday's shower will be visible from Western Africa to the Eastern United States. The peak viewing in Colorado will be at around 3:30 a-m, assuming there are clear skies.
The meteors are dust particles shed by Comet Tempel-Tuttle, which swings around the sun once every 33 years.
The shower occurs each November, when the Earth's orbit takes it through the trail left by the comet.
The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society is inviting the public to its Leonids observing event Monday from 6 p-m to midnight at Prebles Ranch.