Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
Higher humidities were helping firefighters keep the fire from
spreading. It is now 25 percent contained.
Residents of the Little Valley Subdivision are being allowed to
return home this morning while those living in the Big Elk Meadows
subdivision will probably be allowed to return home later today.
Electricity in the area is out and Xcel could not guarantee it
would be back by the evening.
The fire is burning in mostly steep, inaccessible terrain --
making it too dangerous to put ground crews in most areas. Fire
commanders are relying on water and retardant drops from two air
tankers and seven helicopters.