Weather is making an abrupt change in Colorado this week while witnessing a high of 100 degrees in the region Monday, the National Weather Service also issued a hazardous weather outlook for southeast Colorado warning of a strong cold front and winter storms.
Tuesday saw the cold front move down to the plains and winds were expected to gust from 55 to 65 mph.
The National Weather Service in Pueblo expected the early season winter storm to impact southern Colorado, including eastern Las Animas County, on Tuesday and Wednesday with heavy snow expected (10-20 inches) over the mountains with mountain valleys seeing three to eight inches.
Said the National Weather Service, “A hard freeze is expected over the San Luis Valley and over El Paso, Huerfano, and Las Animas Counties on Wednesday morning. Freezing temperatures will also be possible across the southeast plains Wednesday morning as temperatures briefly dip to around freezing. A hard freeze across the San Luis Valley and along the I-25 corridor could cause crop damage especially for the warmer season crops. Exposed irrigation and water pipes could freeze or be damaged.”