Weather - Forecast

May 9, 2014 7:31 AM by Stephen Bowers

Friday Weather: Chilly Start; Mild Finish

Yesterday's storm is long gone, and today will be a sun & cloud combo day to end the week. The clouds will not be rain producers, and they will be most abundant from 9 AM to 3 PM before they break, and the clouds that are around likely will not be a solid deck of cloud cover throughout the whole day. Temperatures this morning are in the 30's, and there are even some 20's in the high elevations. High temperatures today will be in the 60's around Colorado Springs with mid-70's around Pueblo, low 70's around Cañon City, and mid-to-upper 70's in the Southeastern Plains.

Amid the clouds, temperatures will warm today. Our Hour By Hour Forecast suggests a warm up from the 30's through 40's and into the 50's along I-25 with 60's by 10 AM in the Southeastern Plains. By the lunch hour, expect low-to-mid 60's up and down I-25 and near 70 in the Plains with 50's lingering in the high elevations. 2 PM shows areas along and south of the Arkansas River breaking 70 degrees, though higher elevations west of the interstate will likely hold back. Colorado Springs will be in the mid-60's with 50's in the higher elevations. By 5 PM, we are beginning to cool, but still in the 60's and 70's. By 10 PM, it's 50's & 60's with 40's in the high elevations.

After today, we get one more calm day with sunshine and some clouds to add a little color to the sky. Highs tomorrow will be in the 60's around Colorado Springs with 70's along and south of the Arkansas River, including Pueblo and Cañon City. Sunday is when the forecast grows a bit complicated. What we know is an area of low pressure will push a cold front through early in the day. The upslope breeze behind the cold front will generate a fair amount of rain up and down I-25 for Mother's Day. Some chill comes down from Canada behind that cold front, but exactly how cold we will become is where things get a little dicey. The colder we go, the more likely we are to see some snow around Colorado Springs and Teller County Sunday night and early Monday. It starts as cold rain late Sunday and then changes to snow. Accumulation likely will be limited by the warm ground except in northern El Paso County and Teller County where a few inches could be possible. For areas along and south of the Arkansas River, snow is considerably less likely, though both Pueblo and Cañon City could cool just enough to see slushy snow flakes mix with the rain late Sunday night with no significant accumulation. Keep an eye on the forecast through the weekend for any changes as new data is available and we are able to tell more directly how much cold air will slide south behind that Sunday cold front. Clouds will linger through much of Monday after any rain and snow ends. Tuesday through Thursday is marked by warming and mainly sunny days.

The Skysox are at home against Nashville tonight. First Pitch is at 6:35, when temperatures will be near 63 degrees beneath a partly cloudy sky. By 8 PM, we cool into the 50's, and the drive home could be a cool one with lower 50's. A light jacket could probably serve you well if you plan to go to the game.



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