Colorado weather forecast: Cooler air Tuesday to bring more gusty northerly winds

8:15 PM, Jan 13, 2014   |    comments
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KUSA - Wind gusts hit more than 80 mph in and near the foothills Monday morning.  Moderate to heavy snow falling for the past two days in the mountains is beginning to taper off, according to the Colorado weather forecast.

A High Wind Warning continues in the Front Range Foothills until 4 a.m. Tuesday for 25 to 45 mph winds, with gusts to 80 mph.

In the metro area, some of the western suburbs could have gusts up to 65 mph through early Tuesday morning.

Poor visibility caused by blowing dust contributed to multiple crashes along Interstate 25 south of Pueblo Monday. No serious injuries were reported.

The tallest pine tree on Regis University campus was blown over by wind Monday morning.

Peak wind gusts reported to the National Weather Service include 84 mph just west of Boulder, 83 mph near Nederland and 76 mph southwest of Eldorado Springs.

A Winter Storm Warning continues for the northern and central mountains through 5 p.m. Monday. Snow and blowing and drifting snow will be an issue along the Interstate 70 corridor before this system tapers off Monday evening.

Mountain snow will be limited to 1 to 3 inches additional accumulation from Monday evening into early Tuesday morning.

With a cold front coming in from the north, light snowfall is possible in the metro area Tuesday morning during the commute. No major accumulation is expected.

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