Mar 2, 2014 5:01 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 5pm today for Kiowa, Bent, Baca, and Prowers Counties. This includes Lamar and Springfield. Accumulating snow is likely for areas mainly along and south of Highway 50 through the first half of today with amounts ranging from 1 to 3 inches. Travel will likely be hazardous around this part of the region today due to snow covered roads and low visibility at times.
The storm system we've been tracking the last few days will move just to the south of us today. This system will brings bands of snow across the southern half of Southern Colorado through early afternoon today dropping a couple inches of snow over the southern I-25 corridor and the Southeastern Plains. Elsewhere, a trace to an inch of new snow is possible through this morning as skies clear and the region dries out from northwest to southeast this afternoon.
Highs today will remain well below average for this time of year, and it'll be very cold out once again tonight with mostly clear skies overhead. Warmer air moves into the region for the workweek with highs in the 50s Monday. Temperatures will jump into the 60s in most spots by Thursday. A late week cold front will bring a chance for rain/snow to Southern Colorado Friday.
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