Winter finally found southern Colorado and we're really getting hit hard this morning with temperatures in the single digits and light winds pushing a few wind chills down below zero! We'll see a bit of a warm up through the afternoon but weak moisture moving into Colorado might give a few spots, especially the higher elevations, a light snow this afternoon and overnight tonight.
While we all will have to just bundle up and get through our cold morning (temperatures in the single digits are always rough) the afternoon will be much better. Highs will warm to around 34 degrees in Colorado Springs and right near 40 in Pueblo with the winds a bit stronger out of the north through the afternoon. Cloud cover tonight will help keep low temperatures more so into the 20s with a continued breezy conditions putting wind chills down into the teens.
(Snowfall possibilities through tonight)
Light snow is in the forecast today but luckily most accumulations are looking light, there just isn't that much moisture in this system. Through the afternoon light and spotty snow showers might fall around the Rampart Range and Pikes Peak area in the higher elevations but most of the low elevations close to I-25 should stay pretty dry. The better chance of snow will be overnight tonight as weak mid level moisture gets squeezed out over the Palmer Divide and down south towards Trinidad and Raton Pass. Accumulations look pretty weak but by tomorrow morning we might have between a trace to 1.5 inches around Monument Hill and also over towards Woodland Park. The ground is now cold enough any light snow to even a dusting will make things a bit slick when you're out driving around.
Warmer weather returns starting Friday but especially out through the weekend where 50s return to Colorado Springs and low 60s to Pueblo!