Weather - Forecast

Mar 22, 2013 6:41 PM by Jennifer Jacobs

Stay safe & warm at home today!

TODAY: A blustery, winter day ahead. Cloudy, cold, north winds and snow.  The areas that will get the heaviest snow will be the Pikes Peak region and the Palmer Divide. Northern El Paso and Teller County should recieve 4-8" of snow. The snow will spread further south in the afternoon. Walsenburg and Trinidad should get 2-4" while the Wet Mountains and the Sangres should get 3-6" of snow. Colorado Springs to Pueblo should see 2-4 inches, but the BIGGEST concern in ALL areas is the winds that will be gusting out of the north at 45 mph creating blowing and drifting snow. If you do not have to travel in the areas listed above, just hang out at home and stay warm because the visibility will be greatly reduced and there could be white-out conditions. Highs will be in the 20s to low 30s. However with consistent northerly winds, it will feel more like 5 degrees...possibly -5 degrees. Make sure you are bundled up tomorrow and take a winter safety kit if you have to drive. I always like to throw a sleeping back in the back of the car in case I get stuck. The worst should be over by late Saturday night. Overnight lows will fall into the single digits, but it will feel much colder.

 SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy and cold with scattered snow showers in the afternoon.  Highs will still be in the 20s to low 30s.  Lows in the single digits again.

MONDAY: Very similar to Sunday.

TUESDAY: Drier weather with temperatures warming into the 40s.

WEDNESDAY-FRIDAY: A nice turn around with sunshine and highs in the 50s and 60s.

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