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Temperatures in Colorado Springs will plummet nearly 40 degrees between Saturday and Sunday, meteorologists say.

The National Weather Service in Pueblo predicted a high of 64 degrees Saturday and 26 degrees Sunday. The lows are expected to be 25 degrees Saturday and 14 degrees Sunday.

The weather service forecast a major early season snowstorm to hit southern Colorado alongside the low temperatures, with 1 to 3 inches possible in Colorado Springs.

Areas south of U.S. 50, especially the mountains, could see up to a foot, the weather service said.

Snowstorm forecast to 'blast' into southern Colorado this weekend

Snow is expected to mostly fall during the day Sunday, with a 70 percent chance of snow midday and a 40 percent chance Sunday night.

Temperatures will gradually rise back into the low 50s during the beginning of the week, with a high of 35 degrees predicted Monday, 50 degrees Tuesday and 51 degrees Wednesday.

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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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