Weather Alert Day: Rain And Snow This Afternoon And Tonight

Posted at 11:01 AM, Apr 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-24 13:01:50-04

Today’s Forecast:
The Pikes Peak region saw a quick dose of rain and snow this morning but not much of either came through. A wave of upper level energy will be sliding south through Colorado this afternoon and evening, providing the lift we’ll need for more rain and snow! As of now it looks like we’ll start to see snow in the upper elevations like Teller and Custer counties for around 1 to 2 pm and really start snowing harder by 3pm. A mix of rain and snow will start pushing into the I-25 corridor after 4pm today and will keep going off and on through much of the evening. Pueblo is likely to stay rain through the afternoon and overnight hours but areas like Colorado Springs could see wet snow mixed in at times. The evening commute will likely be slick over Monument Hill and especially west along roads like highway 24 through Woodland Park and roads west of Walsenburg.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 67; Low – 33. Temperatures in the 30s and falling through the afternoon with scattered showers after 4pm. The best timing for rain and snow is between 6 to 9pm with rain at first turning to snow with any accumulation in the grassy areas and likely under 1 inch. Temperatures will cool off tonight into the 20s so we may see a few icy spots by tomorrow morning.

PUEBLO: High – 67; Low – 33. Rain to start showing up after 4pm and falling much heavier from 5pm till 9pm tonight. There should be no snow as temperatures stay in the 40s through the duration of the rain.

CANON CITY: High – 67; Low – 33. Showers start to show up around 3pm and fall off and on through the evening. There could be a wet snow or two mixed in but no real accumulation in Canon City, more likely to see snows stick in the higher areas around the city.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 67; Low – 33. Snow returning between 1 to 2 pm but falling much more steady from 3pm until 11pm tonight. The evening commute along highway 24 will be slick and possibly icy. Snow accumulation between 3 to 5 inches is expected, a few places above Woodland Park could see up to 6 inches through tonight.

TRI-LAKES: High – 67; Low – 33. Snow will be returning around 2pm and snowing much heavier from 3pm till 10pm tonight. The evening commute will likely be slick and possibly icy over Monument Hill on I-25. Snow totals between 2 to 4 inches are possible through this evening.

PLAINS: High – 67; Low – 33. Rain late today and tonight especially along and south of highway 50. Temperatures should stay in the 40s and 30s overnight so no snow or icy conditions are expected for any late night drives.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 67; Low – 33. Rain and snow start showing up around 4 to 5pm tonight moving from the west to the I-25 corridor. We’ll see rain first turn to a snow, especially closer to Walsenburg tonight most likely around and after 10pm tonight. Snow accumulations will be mainly on the grass and on the lower side with Walsenburg between 1 to 2 inches and Trinidad likely under 1 inch.

We’ll be dry and warm for Wednesday with sunshine melting down any snow and temperatures returning to the 60s. A cold front will bring strong winds Thursday with a few isolated showers over the higher terrain.


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