Feb 9, 2014 8:24 PM by John Dissauer
Cold front moved through early Sunday morning and temperatures have remained cold throughout the day. Along with chilly temperatures, low-level moisture has kept visibilities low through the late afternoon and in to the evening.
At 6pm MT Sunday, light precipitation was being picked up by area radars (see right image). The precipitation was falling mainly in the form of light snow but some sleet has also been mixed in over the southeastern Plains.
Two rounds of snow will be possible across the I-25 corridor and southeast Plains. The first round is on-going and will continue through the late night hours. Amounts should be relatively light. Perhaps an inch or two will be possible east of I-25 and north of U.S. 50 through the overnight. In Colorado Springs, up to a half inch of snow will be possible. In Pueblo, less than a half inch of snow is possible.
A second round will pass through the area Monday afternoon/evening. Expect to see snow to start to fall by late afternoon/early evening. This means snow could be falling during the evening commute. As the first round, accumulation looks to be light. A 27-computer model average suggests 0.06" of moisture for Colorado Springs and 0.05" of moisture for Pueblo from 5am Monday through 5am Tuesday. This should keep snow totals to 1.5" or less in Colorado Springs and less than an inch in Pueblo.
Temperatures will remain on the cool side Monday afternoon. Under cloudy skies expect temperatures to reach the 20°s and 30°s with higher temperatures in the higher elevations west of I-25. (Colorado Springs: 26° | Pueblo: 30°)
BREAK OUT THE SHORTS
After a two week period where temperatures have been well below normal (Colorado Springs: 12 out of last 14 days below normal. Pueblo: 13 out of last 14 days below normal.) it appears we will finally see things start to warm up. Medium range computer models are suggesting we will start to see temperatures trending up starting Tuesday. By Thursday it appears temperatures could be in the 60°s and by the weekend it is entirely possible temperatures will reach the 70°s. Stay tuned! - Meteorologist John Dissauer