Weather Alert Day: Cold and damp

Posted at 6:10 AM, Oct 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-09 09:47:08-04

Today’s Forecast:
Get ready for another cold, cloudy and for some of you, wet day. A large, upper level trough is starting to pull away from Colorado, but before it does, we have to get through another cold and wet day. Under the clouds, temperatures will stay in the 30s across El Paso county and lower 40s through Pueblo. Rain will be mainly out in the plains today but showers will try and back into the I-25 corridor towards lunch time. The mountains could see some rain and snow mixed in today but tonight is the better chance for moisture in the high country.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 39; Low – 28. Cloudy and cold today with highs staying mainly in the 30s through the Springs. Rain is possible from the late morning through the early afternoon and then again tonight, but tonight that rain could get mixed in with light snow.

PUEBLO: High – 44; Low – 34. Cloudy and chilly today with highs warming towards the low 40s by the end of the day. Rain is possible today around lunch time but we should then stay dry through the night.

CANON CITY: High – 43; Low – 32. Cloudy and chilly today with rain possible, but hard to get in Canon City since you’re much farther east away from the moisture. Still if rain moves in it’ll be around lunch time with dry skies expected through the night.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 36; Low – 23. Very cold today under heavy cloud cover with spotty rain and snow showers possible through the day. Snow is much more likely tonight as a wave moves over the Continental Divide towards Teller county. Snow accumulation should be low and in the grass, but around 1 inch is possible.

TRI-LAKES: High – 30s; Low – 20s. Rain and snow showers are possible today but more likely tonight as a wave passes over the Continental Divide and into northern El Paso county. Accumulations of any snow through Wednesday morning would be minimal and mainly confined to the grass.

PLAINS: High – 40s; Low – 30s. Soaking rain and cold air dominate the plains for most of today. Rain will keep pushing north and east through the lower terrain into the afternoon but dry skies are expected through the overnight hours. Temps under the clouds and rain will only warm to the lower 40s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Scattered showers are possible through the southern I-25 corridor today, but most of the moisture if going to want to stay east to the plains. Tonight snow is likely in the Sangre De Cristos but little to no moisture will make it to the interstate.

Tonight, the Continental Divide should grab several inches of rain, but light snow could show up on the Front Range. We will dry out through the day Wednesday but temperatures will stay pretty much where they are right now. Warmer and drier weather will be around through the end of the week but a nice piece of energy is going to try and bring some rain and snow to the higher terrain Thursday night to Friday morning. The next big weather maker will be Saturday night through Sunday as a strong cold front brings back rain, cold air and likely snow.