Weather - Forecast

Nov 3, 2013 5:57 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Early week storm system

It'll be mostly clear and cold overnight with morning lows Monday in the 20s/30s. A dry cold front will pass through Southern Colorado in the morning Monday. This cold front will usher in cooler air to the region. Expect below average highs in the 40s/50s for most spots Monday. Clouds will be on the increase throughout the day eventually leading to a chance for precipitation Monday night and Tuesday as a system to our west moves into the state.

This system will impact Southern Colorado Monday night through Tuesday night bringing a chance of rain and snow to parts of the region. Areas of snow are likely across the Eastern Mountains, Palmer Divide, and parts of the Front Range overnight Monday. As temperatures warm Tuesday, many areas outside of the Pikes Peak region and the mountains will see isolated rain showers. A rain/snow mix is more likely around the Springs and Wet Mountains during the day Tuesday with some snow lingering over the Palmer Divide, Teller County, and the Sangres.

The mountains will be the big winners in regards to snow with this system. The central mountains look to pick up anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of new snow! Possible snowfall totals across Southern Colorado Monday night into Tuesday: 2 to 4 inches for the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Teller County, 1 to 2 inches the Palmer Divide and Wet Mountains, around an inch for the Colorado Springs metro area, and little to no snow accumulation for Canon City, Pueblo, the southern I-25 corridor, and the Southeastern Plains.

*Please keep in mind that the snow totals listed above are subject to change as more information becomes available as we get closer to Tuesday. Stay tuned to News 5 and KOAA.com Monday for the latest updates.*

After Tuesday, the rest of the week looks great with mostly to partly sunny skies around. Temperatures will warm as well into the 50s/60s for most areas just in time for the weekend.

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