Weather - Forecast

Jan 30, 2014 6:55 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Snow will pile up for some through Saturday

It'll be a cold and cloudy night - and snowy for some! A storm system responsible for dumping over a foot of snow in the mountains during the day Friday will bring snow to parts of Southern Colorado overnight.

The Pikes Peak region including the Palmer Divide, Teller County, and the eastern mountains will see the snow fall first this evening. Isolated snow showers are possible for areas along Highway 50 and points south through Saturday morning, though the more consistant and heavier snow will stay confined to northern areas including El Paso and Teller Counties. Parts of the central, western, and northern mountains remain on track to see a couple more feet (yes, feet) of snow through Saturday morning!

Snowfall totals tonight for us here in Southern Colorado through Saturday morning look to range anywhere from 6 to 12 inches for Teller County, the Palmer Divide, and the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 4 to 8 inches around Colorado Springs, and a trace to 2 inches for Pueblo and most of the Southeastern Plains.

Travel through the mountains and Teller and El Paso Counties north to Denver will be hazardous Friday morning due to snow covered roads. If you have to be out on the roads, be careful! Give yourself extra time to get to your destination and be sure to keep plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.

Expect chilly temperatures through the weekend with lows in the single digits/teens and highs in the 20s/30s. Super Bowl Sunday looks dry for us here locally though the pattern will remain cold and unsettled through the next week. Stay with News 5 on the air and online for updates!

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