Nov 4, 2013 8:32 AM by Stephen Bowers
A developing storm over the Western U.S. today will intensify as it crosses the Rockies tonight. A strengthening jet stream will be helped by an upslope wind to help focus snow around Colorado Springs tonight and tomorrow morning.
Throughout today, clouds and wind will increase as the disturbance approaches. Temperatures will max out in the mid-to-upper 40's around Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and Cañon City, upper 30's and lower 40's around Monument and Teller County, and low-to-mid 50's in the Southeastern Plains and down I-25 to Walsenburg and Trinidad. With clouds and a gusty wind, wind chills will be 5-10 degrees, or more, colder than the actual temperatures.
Tonight, especially after 8 PM, snow becomes a pretty good bet around Colorado Springs. Around Pueblo and Cañon City, expect the precipitation to start as rain and then to change to snow as the chill settles in around mid-evening. Snowfall totals will be around 0.50" to 1.00" around Colorado Springs, with totals of up to 1.50" possible north of Colorado Springs around Falcon, Calhan, Black Forest, and Monument and also in Teller County. Along Highway 50 around Pueblo, Pueblo West, and Penrose, expect 0.50" or less (though much of it will melt) with totals close to an inch possible around Cañon City. Along the Wet Mountains and in the Sangres, 2-5" will fall. For the Southeastern Plains, no appreciable accumulation is likely and most areas will see more rain as opposed to snow.