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, though areas in higher elevations could see 1-2". The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Colorado State University's Dr. William Gray is predicting that Hurricane Rita could end up as the next-to-worst storm in the country's history, second only to Hurricane Katrina.
Rita intensified Wednesday morning to a Category Four storm, just one level below the most powerful hurricane rating.
The storm is packing winds of 135 miles-per-hour, and mandatory evacuations are under way for New Orleans, and Galveston, Texas. Landfall is expected Saturday somewhere between northern Mexico and western Louisiana.
Gray says Rita could do even more damage to oil production than Katrina did a few weeks ago, and that Rita is probably notthe last major hurricane of the season.
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