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...
A 90-year-old Mesa County woman has become the first person to die from West Nile virus-related complications in Colorado this season.
State health officials confirm the unidentified Grand Junction resident died July 31st of encephalitis. The potentially deadly inflammation of the brain affects about one in 150 people who contract West Nile virus.
Mesa County had 49 of the state's 94 confirmed cases of West Nile as of Thursday. Thirteen cases were reported Thursday alone.
The first Colorado death from West Nile didn't occur last season until August 1st. The season ended with 2,947 reported cases and 63 deaths.
State epidemiologist John Pape had predicted the Western Slope and the San Luis Valley would be hit hard this year.