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A fresh dusting of snow covers the west side of Pikes Peak near Cripple Creek. Tourists to the area might be surprised to discover winter weather patterns can blow through the region just about year round.

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More snow is expected to roll through this weekend after light flurries fell Wednesday night, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a 20 percent chance of snow before 9 a.m. Thursday. After, the clouds should clear, making way for sunny skies Friday and Saturday.

Snow returns to the forecast Sunday with a 50 to 60 percent chance of snow through Sunday night.

Temperatures are expected to be at or below average to cap off the work week, with a high of 43 predicted for Friday, 56 Saturday and 31 Sunday. The average for Nov. 8 and 9 is 55 and 54 degrees, respectively.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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