Rain and snow push into southern Colorado starting west along the Front Range and then east along I-25 with a nice band of rain also setting up over the plains. Larger elevation areas like Woodland Park down south through the Sangre De Cristo mountains are under a Winter Weather Advisory, with 3 to 6 inches expected at those elevations generally over 7500 feet. Colorado Springs to Pueblo will stay dry through the morning but rain should start arriving close to lunch time. Tonight areas south of El Paso county, like Pueblo, should see just rain through the evening. El Paso county, mainly northern El Paso, will start seeing a turn to snow during the evening commute and give spots like Monument Hill a bit of a slick late evening commute. Snow will drop through the evening into Saturday morning with a second round of lighter rain and snow for the first half of Saturday mainly for areas north of Pueblo county.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 46; Low – 32. Rain around midday with a few afternoon thunderstorms and possibly some ice pellets to pea sized hail with lightning and thunder, not enough energy for anything damaging. Rain turns to snow tonight especially after 6pm with the best accumulation times for Colorado Springs to be after 7pm tonight as we fall back into the 30s. Brief snow showers turn back towards a light rain Saturday with dry afternoon conditions expected on Saturday. Snow totals tonight through Saturday will be between a trace on the south side to 1 inch on the north side.
PUEBLO: High – 54; Low – 38. Rain around midday and well through the afternoon with spottier showers through the evening. A few afternoon thunderstorms are possible but no severe outcome is expected. Mainly dry through Saturday.
CANON CITY: High – 51; Low – 37. Rain late today through the overnight hours. A brief snow shower could form with the rain tonight but no accumulation or travel problems are expected, mainly dry into Saturday.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 40; Low – 23. Snow this morning off and on through the whole day and well into Saturday night. The evening commute will be slow and slick with some of the biggest accumulation falling from the second half of the day and into the overnight hours. This system will drop snow off and on tonight into Saturday morning with a dry Saturday afternoon. Snow totals by Saturday when this is done are expected to be between 4-7 inches.
TRI-LAKES: High – 30s; Low – 20s. Brief rain/snow mix late this morning through the early afternoon and turning to snow for the evening commute and well through the overnight hours. Better snow accumulation starts falling through the overnight hours when we are colder with that snow falling off and on through Saturday mid morning. Snow totals through Saturday are expected to be between 1 to 4 inches.
PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Steady afternoon temperatures with heavy rain at times and a few thunderstorms. Keeping the rain going off and on through the overnight hours, we should stay warm enough to keep the moisture as rain.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Steady and falling temperatures windy, rain with some thunder this afternoon into the overnight hours.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK OR NEXT WEATHER MAKER:
Sunday looks dry and much warmer with highs returning to the 60s and even a few low 70s down by Pueblo and into the plains. Next week looks warm but we’ll have small chances from Monday into Wednesday for isolated showers.
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