Dec 7, 2012 9:56 AM by Craig Eliot
TODAY: Partly cloudy, a touch breezy and cool-ish. High temps top-out at 50 in Colorado Springs and 55 in Pueblo and Canon City. For all of southeastern Colorado there will be variable winds at about 10-15 mph.
TONIGHT: Becoming partly cloudy and cold again. Overnight lows fall to the lower 20's in the Springs and upper teens and lower 20's in Pueblo.
SATURDAY: Big changes on the way...but most of the forecast for the day will be breezy, cool and quiet. Temps tomorrow right around highs for today. Winds increase late in the day as a cold front and storm system approach. After the front passes, MUCH colder air plunges into eastern Colorado by early evening. With that cold air in-place a storm moves from Arizona into New Mexico pushing some moisture into state and causing snow showers during the afternoon over the mountains and higher elevations. By late overnight we'll see snow showers beginning at the lower elevations. High temps for the day before the really cold air moves-in will be 49 in the Springs and 54 in Pueblo. Snow showers for the lower elevations will be mostly likely overnight and into early Sunday! Best chance for accumulations will be for the Wet, Sangre and Rampart Range Mountains.
SUNDAY: Very cold in the morning with snow showers still possible at the lower elevations and even longer over the mountains....perhaps in to the afternoon. Looks like it could be one of the coldest day's we have had locally since late ‘last year' with high temps only around 22 in the Springs and 25 in Pueblo. How much snow are we expecting? Here is a look at some of the totals possible...keep in mind if the storm takes a more southerly track...the totals will be lower for El Paso and Teller Counties!
1-3" Colorado Springs/Fountain/Security
1-2" Pueblo/Pueblo West
3-5" Teller County & Walsenburg
2" Canon City
<1" La Junta, Lamar & Springfield
4-8" Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mtns (Including Rye, Beulah & San Isabel)
MONDAY-TUESDAY: A feel of fall begins the week. Very cold temps each morning and very brisk highs in the afternoon. The mercury only makes it into the mid 30's in the Springs and upper 30's and in Pueblo! Skies each day will be mostly sunny with light winds at the lower elevations.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: Still dry...just not so cold. Skies will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. There will still a few weak waves of energy that move into the mountains that likely will result in a few more areas of light snow of the high country. Temps for the Springs warm to the 40's and the lower 50's in Pueblo.