Weather - Forecast

Mar 22, 2014 7:31 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Blast of winter for the middle of the weekend

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 3pm today until 6am Sunday for Teller County and the Rampart Range.

If you have plans to head up to the high country this weekend for some skiing or snowboarding, be ready to enjoy some fresh powder on the slopes. The mountains look to pick up several inches of new snow today with more snow tonight.

In Southern Colorado, it'll be cool this weekend with a chance for rain and snow - mainly this afternoon and tonight. Clouds will be on the increase today with a chance of rain moving in from north to south over the lower elevations this afternoon and evening. Snow showers are more possible though as early as 2pm over the higher elevations including the Palmer Divide and Teller County. An inch or two of snow may accumulate during the daytime hours today in these areas mainly on grassy surfaces.

Widespread snow is more likely across all of Southern Colorado tonight as temperatures fall into the night. An additional 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible tonight over Teller County and the foothills of western El Paso County. The Palmer Divide can expect a range of 2 to 4 inches with 1 to 3 inches possible around Colorado Springs and the rest of El Paso County. The Wets and Sangres along with Canon City look to pick up around 1 to 3 inches of snow through the night as well. Southern areas along I-25 including Pueblo, Walsenburg, and Trinidad and the Southeastern Plains should expect up to an inch or 2 of snow.

The second half of the weekend will remain cool despite sunshine returning to the region. After highs in the 40s/50s Saturday, Sunday's highs will stay below average for this time of year - generally in the 40s.

Temperatures will warm through the first half of the workweek with highs in the 60s/70s by Wednesday. Another system looks to impact Southern Colorado Thursday bringing mainly gusty winds and cooler air to the region.

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