Friday Weather: Sunshine returns!

Posted at 6:14 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 21:09:36-04

Today’s Forecast:
The fog is gone and the skies are clearing! Sunshine will warm temperatures back into the 50s and 60s through southern Colorado, but we’re still coming in under the average high for this time of year. Tonight we’ll keep clear skies and light winds, meaning temperatures will fall back towards the freezing mark.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 56; Low – 33. Sunny skies through the day with a light afternoon breeze.

PUEBLO: High – 61; Low – 34. Strong sunshine through the day with a light afternoon breeze.

CANON CITY: High – 62; Low – 34. Sunny skies and crisp temperatures with very light winds.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 53; Low – 33. Sunshine and a nice view of Pikes Peak with chilly temps.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Sunny skies and a light afternoon breeze.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 40s. Clouds clearing slower through the morning to sunshine in the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Slower clear clouds but dry and sunny skies later today.

Saturday will be a lot like today, sunny but with temperatures about 7 degrees warmer. The big story is the cold, wind and snow coming for Sunday. Snow will start showing up Sunday night around midnight in northern El Paso county and then spread south through the day Sunday. Snow will stack up better on Monument Hill than it will in Colorado Springs, but the Springs could still see accumulations between a trace to 2 inches. Pueblo might actually grab a bit more snow compared to the Springs without the Palmer Divide in the way, anywhere from a trace to 3 inches is possible! The Sangres, Wet Mountains, and Raton Mesa and ridge areas will probably grab the heaviest snow totals by the time everything is done Sunday night. Monday will be a brutally cold morning with lows in the teens and even a few single digits.