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Thursday Forecast: Coldest air of the season comes tonight!

Today’s Forecast:
A flurry or two fell last night but that was it, most of us saw a nice and dry night! Up slope winds blew heavy low clouds up into the mountains and across the plains overnight, but luckily those clouds will break as the morning moves along. Temperatures will rise today, but not by very much with the lower elevations seeing a mix of high 30s and lower 40s. The winds will be stronger in the afternoon out of the north, and that means wind chill factors will stay in play into the evening. Tonight a clear sky and light winds mean we’re getting cold! Lows will fall into the teens and lower 20s by Friday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 44; Low – 18. A brief, cloudy start to the morning but the sun will be out quickly! It’ll be very cold out there today with a stronger afternoon wind pushing wind chills down near 30 degrees.

PUEBLO: High – 47; Low – 16. Cloudy skies in the morning with sunshine by lunch time. It’ll be a chilly day with breezy winds in the afternoon, wind chills will be in the upper 30s.

CANON CITY: High – 44; Low – 21. A brief, cloudy morning but with a quick return of sunshine by the mid morning. The winds will be light but temperatures will stay chilly through the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 33; Low – 11. Partly cloudy skies to full sunshine by the afternoon over Woodland Park! It will stay very cold today with highs only up near the freezing mark.

TRI-LAKES: High – 30s; Low – 10s. Brief, cloudy skies in the morning with sunshine coming back by the early morning. The winds will be stronger in the afternoon with wind chills in the 20s.

PLAINS: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Cloudy skies with brief morning flurries up by Lincoln and Cheyenne counties this morning. Most of the day is cloudy and dry with cloud cover pulling back from north to south today.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 30s; Low – 20s. Brief late morning flurries over the southern Sangres are possible but most will just see a cloudy morning with a warmer, sunnier afternoon.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Tonight and Friday night look VERY cold, with lows down in the teens across the lower elevations and even a couple single digits in the upper elevations. We’ll see a warmer afternoon on Friday with sunshine pushing highs back into the 40s and 50s. The big warm day is on Saturday, with highs in the upper 50s in Colorado Springs and lower 60s to Pueblo!

The next snow chance looks to arrive on Sunday. A strong cold front will push through the morning and highs will probably stay at or below freezing for the entire day. Right now most long term modeling is showing accumulating snow along the Front Range and out into the plains, but it’s a bit early for any confident snow totals. We can say it has the look of a 2 inch or greater snow, but we’ll need another day or two of updating forecast models before we can provide a detailed forecast!

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier is a meteorologist at KOAA in Colorado Springs Email: sschreier@koaa.com
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