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...
The winter storm bearing down on the Front Range is already being blamed for one death in the city of Salida, about a hundred miles southwest of Denver.
Chaffee County Coroner Randy Amettis says 78-year-old John Watters was using a snow blower to throw snow from his driveway this morning when his heart gave out. His wife says he had just cleared a neighbor's property before turning to his own driveway.
The exertion, she said, was too much for him.
Before he retired, Watters worked as a snow plow driver for the Colorado Department of Transportation, routinely helping to clear U-S 50 over Monarch Pass.
Salida, a city of about 55-Hundred, has about a foot of snow on the ground tonight.