Weather - Forecast

Jan 21, 2014 6:36 PM by John Dissauer

Warm Before the Cold

A nice day for southern Colorado before temperatures fall.

Highs topped out in the 60°s across most of the area.  Winds were gusting in to the mid-30 mph range during the afternoon.  The other thing to notice was the dry air.  Dew point temperatures were -20° to -24° and relative humidities were around 2% to 3%.  That is extremely dry air.

Temperatures will start to cool Wednesday.  Clouds will be on the increase through late afternoon.  Highs will top out in the 40°s and 50°s.  (Colorado Springs: 47° | Pueblo: 51°)

An arctic cold front is projected to pass through the area from the northeast starting late afternoon/early evening.  Behind the front, winds will pick up and temperatures will drop.  Highs will only get in to the 20°s Thursday afternoon.

Cold air will be in place early Thursday and a piece of energy will slide through the state which will likely create snow.  It appears that the snow could start around midnight Thursday and continue through the early morning hours.  It will likely have an impact on the Thursday morning commute.  Right now, it looks like the chance for snow will continue through the late morning hours.  At this point, it looks like a relatively light snow.  Generally speaking, it should be around 1" to 3" of snow with slightly higher amounts in the mountains.  We will continue to fine tune the forecast as we go through the next 24 hours in case any changes appear. - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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