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Thursday Evening Forecast…Weather fades, temps cool down

Posted: 3:33 PM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 20:32:24-05

Forecast: So the trend, for sure, is towards colder the next 5-10 days. Down to the 40s Friday and Saturday, and way downtown into the 30s for all of next week. That’s definitely on the cold side of typical.

As for precipitation, just sprinkles to flurries later Friday afternoon into evening. We don’t expect much impact at all. Sunday’s storm, as it gets closer and closer, appears less and less dramatic too. It had potential for “multiple inches of snow” days ago, but now? It would be surprising if the I-25 through Plains saw more than 1-2″, and that may be high. The issue with that storm is, it has been taking an entirely ocean route, and the oceans are full of water and empty of real time observations. Mostly shipping reports as they move along their routes. So, the computer model simulations are using tiny amounts of initial data, so the errors 5, 4, 3 days out are enormous.

But that’s something we meteorologist know and live with, and have to account for, as I’ve done above.

Meanwhile, notice Friday’s snowfall forecast. Hardly any for the Plains, but another 3-9″ for the Mountains.

3-9″ Mountains, little elsewhere

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 28, High – 46. Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM sprinkles/flurries.

PUEBLO: Low – 26, High – 52.  Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM sprinkles, flurries at night.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 24, High – 40.Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM flurries.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 25, High – 43. Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM sprinkles/flurries.

PLAINS: Low – 30, High – 54. Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM sprinkles, flurries at night.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 29, High – 52. Partly cloudy tonight. Mostly cloudy Friday, PM sprinkles, flurries at night.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Cold temperatures for the upcoming week, and mainly dry…Monday to Thursday.