Spring storm dumps much needed moisture across Southern Colorado

First Alert 5 Weather Snow
Posted at 4:26 PM, May 20, 2022

SOUTHERN COLORADO — Some of the heaviest snow we've forecast in two years is set to hit southern Colorado through Saturday morning.

We're following this storm all weekend long for southern Colorado. Watch KOAA News5 right now on your favorite streaming device - Roku, FireTV, AppleTV, and AndroidTV.

Your First Alert 5 Weather Forecast:

Colorado Springs forecast: Low: 29; High: 37;
Expect snow to continue throughout the day in the city, turning to drizzle in the late afternoon. A general 6 to 12 inches of snow is possible across town, but we know that nearly 3 inches of that snow could melt as it falls from warm pavement. Don't park under trees if you can because heavy snow could easily rip down weak limbs. Travel is expected to be difficult across the region. The rain will stick around Sunday and into Monday.

Pueblo forecast: Low: 32; High: 43;
Snow will continue in Pueblo through the morning, turning to showers late in the afternoon. Warm pavement temperatures will likely melt most of the snow that hits the ground in Pueblo, but we could still see a couple of inches in the grass or on elevated surfaces. A bit warmer than Colorado Springs, but not by much. Sunday we'll see a few showers, followed on Monday by thunderstorms as temperatures return to the 60s.

Canon City forecast: Low: 31; High: 41;
A storm impact of 2 in Fremont County as snow continues into Saturday morning before a string of showers and rain through Tuesday and highs in the upper 50s. For Friday, Canon City, Penrose, and Florence should see rain turn to snow after 5 to 6 pm, but the snow changeover could take a couple of hours. The ground will melt the first couple inches of snow, but a general 1 to 5 inches in the grass and elevated surfaces is possible through Saturday morning.

Woodland Park forecast: Low: 21; High: 31;
Heavy snow will continue overnight in Teller County, having a significant travel impact. We're calling this as a storm impact of 4. Really heavy accumulations are expected across all of Teller County through Saturday morning, and the weight of the snow will easily take down tree limbs and possibly lead to power outages. An easy 10 to 20 inches is possible across Teller County broadly, even accounting for some early melting and compaction. The snow will stick around with a mix of rain through Tuesday.

Extended outlook forecast:
Snow will fall through Saturday morning but taper off into the afternoon. We'll see a harder freeze Saturday night with even Pueblo getting down near 32 degrees.

We will keep seeing scattered rain chances in the forecast from Sunday through Tuesday of next week, but snow could mix in with the rain on Sunday for areas like Teller county and west into the mountains.

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Snow totals from Friday through Saturday 5/20 - 5/21/2022.

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