Feb 2, 2014 6:38 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
Clouds will slowly increase through the night tonight. Southern Colorado will remain dry overnight with temperatures falling into the single digits/teens. The region will remain dry for most of the day Monday with partly sunny to mostly cloudy skies overhead. Highs will stay below average for this time of year with highs in the 30s across the lower elevations.
A Winter Storm Watch is in effect from 5pm Monday through 11am Tuesday for the Southeastern Plains including Lamar, La Junta, and Springfield.
Our next storm system will already bring snow to parts of the high country during the day Monday. The storm will spread snow across all of Southern Colorado starting Monday night with the snow continuing through the day Tuesday. The areas that look to receive the most snow out of this system are the eastern mountains and Southeastern Plains. Here's a breakdown of possible snowfall totals from Monday night through Tuesday night:
Southeastern Plains: 5-9"
Eastern mountains (including Teller County): 4-8"
Palmer Divide (including Monument): 2-5"
Northern Front Range (including Colorado Springs): 2-4"
Southern Front Range (including Pueblo, Canon City, Trinidad, and Walsenburg): Trace-2"
Please keep in mind that isolated higher amounts are possible in some spots. The Tuesday morning commute to work or school may be a tricky one. Remember to be extra careful out on the roads!
The middle of the week will be very cold here locally with highs in the teens/20s Tuesday through Wednesday and lows in the single digits and even below zero at times. The weather pattern will remain unsettled with some light snow continuing off/on through the second half of the week. Additional light snow accumulations are possible in spots.
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