6:30 pm UPDATE
Snow showers will become more numerous late this evening, with the snowfall expected to pick up after midnight. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect through 6 pm Monday. The bulk of the snow should fall between 4 am and 12-2 pm Monday. Thoughts on totals and amounts remain about the same as previous thinking, with higher totals added for the Wet mountains and Palmer Divide. Snow totals below are updated to reflect those higher amounts.
An incoming potent cold system is arriving to Colorado which will bring frigid temperatures and multiple rounds of snowfall to the state. Early Sunday morning, freezing drizzle and light snowfall was reported in the Denver metro area. Winter weather alerts are in place for much of the state.
For southern Colorado, a winter weather advisory is in effect from 4 pm Sunday until 2 pm Monday for El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Fremont, Chaffee, Custer, and Huerfano counties, also including the Wet Mountains. Sunday afternoon you may experience light flurries and cloudy conditions. The heaviest snowfall is expected from 2 am until noon Monday. Expect hazardous travel, especially for the Monday morning commute. Roads will ice over quickly due to the cold nature of this storm. Visibility will drop within heavy snow bands.
For the Pikes Peak region, bands of heavy snowfall will reduce visibility and cold temperatures will allow for roads to become icy quickly. Be very cautious during the Monday morning commute. Totals in Colorado Springs will range from about 4-7", to 6-8" from Briargate to Air Force Academy, and 3-6"on the east and south side of town.
In Pueblo, the upper Arkansas river basin, and Wet Mountains, snow picks up by early morning Monday, continuing until noon. Roads will become hazardous during this time. Totals for Pueblo will be from 3-5", up to 4-7" for Pueblo West. Canon City, Penrose, and Florence have the potential for 5-9 inches. The wet mountains may see up to a foot from this storm.
Elsewhere in our region, for zones outside of the winter weather advisory, totals will be lesser. The Plains will see 3 inches or less, with isolated higher totals within narrow snow bands. Walsenburg and Trinidad will see from 2-7 inches.
Note that this article only covers the impacts from the current winter weather advisory. Another round of snow is expected Tuesday into Wednesday, with similar impacts. We will cover that storm separately when alerts are posted. Stay tuned.