Weather - Forecast

Apr 8, 2013 8:11 AM by Stephen Bowers

Spring storm approaches; snow on the way

A spring storm developing over northern Nevada early Monday will bring showers and thunderstorms to Southern Colorado Monday afternoon. Some of the thunderstorms in the warmest air cuddling with the Kansas border could be severe. The primary severe weather threat will be hail, but a brief tornado cannot be ruled out. As the disturbance approaches, the wind will increase. Warming temperatures will lower humidity this afternoon. The low humidity and wind combined will create conditions unfavorable for outdoor burning, so the National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning 

Rain will change to snow Monday night. Snow will become more widespread Tuesday morning, making for what will likely be an icy commute, especially along I-25 around Monument. Snow will taper off Tuesday afternoon, though upslope winds may keep snow falling in off-and-on flurries in higher elevations.

Watches/Warnings Summary: A Red Flag Warning is in effect from Noon until 8 PM Monday for the San Luis Valley and for counties along and south of Highway 50 and along and east of I-25. That includes Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas, Crowley, Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Baca counties.

A Blizzard Watch is in effect Monday night and Tuesday for northern El Paso County including Monument, Black Forest, and Calhan (NOT including Colorado Springs). A Winter Storm Watch is in effect for counties along and west of I-25: El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, eastern Fremont, and for the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Cities included are Colorado Springs, Manitou Springs, Falcon, Pueblo, Florence, Penrose, Canon City, Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, Rye, Beulah, Wetmore, Walsenburg, and La Veta.

Snow Totals: Northern El Paso County, Teller County, the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains will see 8-14" of snow, with snow piling up to 18" in spots around the mountains. Central and Western El Paso County will see 4-8" of snow. Southern El Paso County, most of Pueblo County and much of Huerfano and western Las Animas counties will measure 1-3" of snow with higher totals possible in localized cases. Well east of I-25, a dusting to an inch is possible, though some locations may not see any snow at all.

Today: Colorado Springs will become mostly cloudy with afternoon rain showers and perhaps a thunderstorm. The high will be near 61. Pueblo will become mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for an afternoon shower. The high will be near 71. Canon City will become mostly cloudy and breezy with a slight chance for an afternoon shower and perhaps a rumble of thunder. The high will be near 69. Teller County will become cloudy with rain and snow likely. The high will be near 52.

Tonight: Colorado Springs will be cloudy and windy with rain changing to snow. The low will be near 21. Pueblo will be cloudy and windy with rain changing to snow. The low will be near 27. Canon City will be cloudy and windy with rain changing to snow. The low will be near 29. Teller County will be cloudy and wind with heavy snow likely. The low will be near 14.

Tuesday: Colorado Springs will be cloudy and windy with heavy snow. The high will be near 26 with wind chills of 10-15. The low will be near 13. Pueblo will be cloudy and windy with snow. The high will be near 27 with wind chills of 15-20. The low will be near 19. Canon City will be cloudy and windy with snow. The high will be near 32 with wind chills of 20-25. The low will be near 22. Teller County will be windy with heavy snow. The high will be near 17 with wind chills of 5-10. The low will be near 10.

Wednesday: Colorado Springs will be mostly cloudy with lingering flurries early. The high will be near 39. The low will be near 22. Pueblo will be mostly cloudy with lingering flurries early. The high will be near 41. The low will be near 25. Canon City will be mostly cloudy with lingering flurries early. The high will be near 42. The low will be near 26. Teller County will be cloudy with lingering snow, especially early. The high will be near 32. The low will be near 17.

Thursday: Colorado Springs will be mostly cloudy with a very small chance for a rain shower. The high will be near 52. The low will be near 31. Pueblo will be mostly cloudy. The high will be near 58. The low will be near 32. Canon City will be mostly cloudy. The high will be near 58. The low will be near 32. Canon City will be mostly cloudy. The high will be near 59. The low will be near 34. Teller County will be mostly cloudy with occasional flurries. The high will be near 44. The low will be near 26.

Friday: Colorado Springs will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance for a rain shower. The high will be near 56. The low will be near 34. Pueblo will be mostly cloudy. The high will be near 63. The low will be near 32. Canon City will be mostly cloudy. The high will be near 61. The low will be near 37. Teller County will be mostly cloudy with occasional flurries. The high will be near 45. The low will be near 27. 

Saturday: Colorado Springs will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 65. The low will be near 37. Pueblo will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 65. The low will be near 35. Canon City will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 67. The low will be near 41. Teller County will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 49. The low will be near 31.

Sunday: Colorado Springs will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 67. The low will be near 39. Pueblo will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 71. The low will be near 36. Canon City will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 71. The low will be near 42. Teller County will be mostly sunny. The high will be near 51. The low will be near 33.

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