SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Snowstorm delays and closes schools and offices in parts of Colorado (See The Full List)

By Chris Spears

DENVER (CBS4) – A strong ridge of high pressure over the southwest and a strong jet stream over the northern Rockies will create a strong wind event over the mountains of Colorado. There is a High Wind Warning for the Front Range Mountains where a few gusts may get into hurricane force territory.

capture8 Wind Whipping Up Before Weekend Cool Down

In addition we still anticipate mild temperatures on Friday. That, combined with our recent dry conditions, means elevated fire danger, especially in south-central Colorado.

A few cold fronts are still expected over the weekend and that will mean a return of the arctic cold along with a slight chance for some New Year’s Eve snow.

5day Wind Whipping Up Before Weekend Cool Down

snowpack Wind Whipping Up Before Weekend Cool Down

Meteorologist Chris Spears travels weekly in the CBS4 Mobile Weather Lab reporting about Colorado’s weather and climate. Check out his bio, connect with him on Facebook or follow him on Twitter @ChrisCBS4.


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