Weather - Forecast

Dec 3, 2013 6:46 PM by John Dissauer

Arrival of the Arctic Air

Just as forecast, the cold front is beginning to make its appearance late this afternoon.  As of 4pm MT, the front had just passed Black Forest and Briargate on the north side of Colorado Springs.  Our weather watcher in Briargate reported that the temperature dropped 9° in 15 minutes.

The cold front will continue to move south and southeast across the viewing area through the evening.  Behind the front, temperatures will drop 5°-10° in a short period of time.  Then temperatures will slowly slide overnight.  Expect temperatures around 7am to be in the upper teens to middle 20°s across the I-25 corridor and the eastern plains.

Through the morning temperatures will hold stead if not slightly fall off.  I expect the arctic air to arrive by early afternoon and by 3pm temperatures will be sitting in the lower teens for much of the area.

SNOW CHANCES

Computer models continue to advertise snow developing for Wednesday.  The latest data suggests the snow may not start until sunrise for Colorado Springs.  (It could start earlier in Teller County.)  Snow showers will be possible through the day.

My current thinking as to how much snow has not changed much.  Snowfall accumulation through Thursday afternoon:

  • Colorado Springs: 2"-5"
  • Pueblo: 1"-2"
  • Teller County: 5"-9"
  • Monument Hill: 3"-7"

-Meteorologist John Dissauer

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