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Thursday Forecast: Warm & dry today but snow returns tomorrow

Today’s Forecast:
Be sure and enjoy the weather today because tomorrow, we’re expecting cold and snow to return to southern Colorado! Before any snow or cold can get here, the atmosphere is primed for a warm day. Despite the cloud cover, we’ll see temperatures running into the mid to upper 50s across most of the lower elevations, and upper 40s in the mountains. Tonight we’ll stay dry, but those living west in the mountains could start to see light snow show up anytime after 10 pm.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 50; Low – 30. Partly to mostly cloudy and dry today with a warm afternoon.

PUEBLO: High – 59; Low – 31. Partly cloudy and dry today with a very warm afternoon.

CANON CITY: High – 57; Low – 33. Partly to mostly cloudy and dry today with a warm afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 48; Low – 26. Mostly cloudy skies with light winds and chilly afternoon temps.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Partly to mostly cloudy and dry today with a crisp afternoon.

PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Partly cloudy and dry today with a very warm afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Partly to mostly cloudy and dry today with a warm afternoon.


SNOW TONIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY:
Snow begins to fall tonight in the mountains north and west of I-25 around 10 pm but becomes more widespread through the high terrain after midnight. Some snow will start showing up in Colorado Springs by early tomorrow morning, around 3 am, but we really won’t see widespread snowfall through both the mountains and plains until sometime around and after 6 am. Some of this snow, down south towards Pueblo and east along highway 50, could fall as a rain/snow mix at first, but temperatures should fall to freezing and we’re expecting at least some accumulation by Friday night over the Steel City.

Snow totals will be highest in the Front Range, Wet and Sangre mountains. Monument Hill looks to see at least 3 inches of snow, will the ability to get up near 6 inches on the north side of the hill. Colorado Springs and Pueblo will likely stay somewhere between 1 to 2 inches by Saturday morning. Woodland Park and much of Teller county should prepare for at least 4 inches but there is the potential for more. The Wet mountains should easily see 4 to 5 inches but with more possible. The Sangres should see around 4 inches widespread but the potential for higher snow amounts is there. Down south towards Walsenburg and Trinidad at least 2 to 3 inches are possible, but like everyone else, there is room for more.

The snow will stop falling Friday night with only flurries left in a few areas by Saturday morning. The forecast will warm up and stay dry through the middle of next week.

Sam Schreier

Sam Schreier

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