Apr 16, 2014 12:51 PM by Stephen Bowers
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 6 PM tonight until 4 AM Thursday for Teller County, the Rampart Range (including far western El Paso County and northeastern Fremont County), the Wet Mountains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Huerfano County, and western Las Animas County. Snow fall totals of 4-8" with locally higher amounts are expected tonight and early Thursday morning.
A cold front moved through Southern Colorado this morning. High pressure in place behind the retreating cold front will initiate an upslope wind area-wide this afternoon and tonight. Rain will begin between 2-5 PM around Colorado Springs, northern El Paso County, and along the Wet Mountains and southern Sangres.
Through 10 PM rain will expand along I-25, while snow falls in the high elevations west of I-25. While areas within the Winter Weather Advisory highlighted above will see 4-8" of snow, areas around Colorado Springs will likely see 1-4" with highest totals on the north side of the city. Northern El Paso County will see 2-5" of snow. While a few snow flakes could mix in around Pueblo, more rain will fall than snow and any snow likely will not accumulate more than an inch (if that). Cañon City will see 1-3" of snow, while Walsenburg and Trinidad will see 2-4" with locally higher amounts possible. In the Plains, expect rain with no significant snowfall.