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More winter could be in the offing

Following a few days of early springlike weather, including recent reports of American robins appearing in the downtown area, Pagosa Country weather will regress again, beginning this evening.

According to yesterday’s National Weather Service forecast, Pagosa Springs can expect mostly cloudy skies today, with a 20 percent chance of rain or snow showers. This afternoon’s high temperature should reach the middle 40s, with moderate northwest winds.

The likelihood of snow showers will increase to 50 percent tonight as northwest winds increase slightly, including gusts to 20 mph. Cloudy skies and a low in the upper 20s could produce light snow accumulations of less than one inch.

There is a 40-percent chance that snow showers will continue tomorrow morning, as skies remain mostly cloudy throughout the day. The high should reach the low- to mid-40s, with south, southwest winds between 10 and 15 mph.

Friday night and Saturday will bring partly cloudy skies, with tomorrow night’s low dipping into the upper teens. By press time yesterday, forecasters were calling for a partly-sunny Saturday, with daytime highs possibly reaching the low 50s.

Though an approaching system is still developing, a chance of snow could return by Sunday, into Monday. Both days, highs will climb to the mid- to upper 40s, while nighttime lows will hover near 20 degrees.

chuck@pagosasun.com