Oct 15, 2013 6:37 PM by John Dissauer
The calendar says it is October 15 but Mother Nature says it is early December.
Temperatures Tuesday afternoon were sitting in the 40°s to middle 50°s. The cooler temperatures were along the I-25 corridor. At 4pm, the temperature was 41° in Colorado Springs and 48° in Pueblo. That is the normal high temperature December 3 in Colorado Springs and December 15 in Pueblo.
By the way, we flirted with a record today in some locations. The record minimum high temperature for this date is 39° (1966) for Colorado Springs and 43° (1970) for Pueblo.
The National Weather Service in Pueblo has issued a Freeze Warning for parts of the KOAA viewing area. (See the image for counties included in the warning.) The warning is in effect from midnight through 9am Wednesday.
Temperatures are expected to drop to the upper 20°s to lower 30°s during the overnight.
There could also be some snow in the mountains west of I-25 through the overnight hours.. Three to five inches of snow will be possible in the southern Sangre de Cristo range. Four to eight inches of snow will be possible above 8,500 feet in the Sangre de Cristo mountains. In the Pikes Peak area, a half inch to 2 inches of snow will be possible.
...BELOW NORMAL TEMPERATURES TO CONTINUE...
Wednesday will be another day with temperatures below normal. Highs will top out in the 40°s and 50°s. We will start out the day with a lot of clouds. By late afternoon we could see more sunshine around. Also, there will be a chance for some light rain, generally south of U.S. 50. There could also be a little snow in the southern Sangre de Cristo mountain range during through the day.
After a couple of cool days temperatures will rebound briefly for Thursday. Highs will top out in the 50°s and 60°s under mostly sunny skies. But it will be short lived because another strong cold front will pass across the viewing area Thursday evening dropping our temperatures back to the 40°s and 50°s for Friday. - Meteorologist John Dissauer