A storm system will begin to impact Southern Colorado by late Friday morning. Mountain locations will simply see snow, but lower elevations will see rain eventually change to snow by later Friday afternoon. Locations that are higher in elevation will see the heaviest snow, due to them seeing cooler temperatures. So, Teller County, far northwest El Paso County, and the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains will likely see several inches of wet snow. The major cities will see far less amounts and the storm will exit toward early Saturday morning.
The state health department has issued a boil border for residents of the town of Manzanola, east of Pueblo. All residents and businesses are being told to boil their water because of the possibility of a contaminated water supply.
Tests indicated the presence of fecal bacteria. Officials believe a loss of water pressure recently caused the contamination, while the chlorine level in the system was too low to kill it. The bacteria can cause nausea, diarrhea, cramps and other symptoms.
The boil order will remain in effect until tests confirm the water is safe to drink.