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Rain, cold air expected through middle of next week

Snow possible at elevations of 8,000 feet and higher
Back-to-back storms are expected to bring precipitation and cold air to the Durango area through next Wednesday. (Jerry McBride/Durango Herald)

Two storm systems moving through Colorado will bring precipitation and an unseasonably cold wind to Southwest Colorado.

The first system blew in Friday and should leave sometime Sunday morning, said Scott Stearns, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Grand Junction. A second system will arrive late Monday or early Tuesday.

“I think most of the precipitation from that second system should be ending Wednesday morning,” Stearns said.

The storms will bring significant cold air, which will result in snow as low as 8,000 feet in elevation.

“The snowfall could get down that low, but keep in mind that the ground is probably going to be pretty warm this early in the season,” Stearns said. “That and the high sun angle means it’s probably not going to stick.”

njohnson@durangoherald.com

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