Monday Forecast: Warm today and then… brrr (or boo)!

Posted at 6:19 AM, Oct 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-29 15:36:13-04

Today’s Forecast:
The last little taste of summer is here today… and then winter reminds us it’s just around the corner! Sunny skies mixed in with high clouds will help to grab temperatures in the upper 70s and lower 80s for most of the lower elevations. We’ll stay dry today and tonight but expect a windy afternoon and a windy evening as a cold front rockets through the state.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 78; Low – 41. Mostly sunny with a strong afternoon wind and dry skies.

PUEBLO: High – 83; Low – 44. Mostly sunny with a breezy afternoon wind and warm, dry skies.

CANON CITY: High – 80; Low – 43. Mostly sunny today with a steady afternoon breeze and warm temps.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 68; Low – 30. Mostly sunny skies with a steady afternoon breeze and mild temps.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny skies with a strong afternoon wind and dry skies.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 40s. Mostly sunny with a strong afternoon wind and very warm temps.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 70s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny with a strong afternoon wind and nice temps.

A cold front moves through tonight and temperatures will be dramatically cooler by Tuesday. We’ll stay dry tonight into the first half of Tuesday, but rain and snow are on the way into Wednesday morning. Rain will turn to snow from north to south with the Palmer Divide and Front Range/Sangre/Wet mountains grabbing the bulk of our snow. The Palmer Divide will probably block out a lot of the snow for the Springs, but Springs could still see between a trace to 2 inches. Pueblo should expect anywhere between 1 to 3 inches. The Sangres should expect healthy snow between 5 to 10 inches, same with the Wets. Snow will stack up south of highway 50 fairly well with areas around Trinidad seeing between 2 to 4 inches, possibly more. Monument Hill has the potential to get slammed, we’re forecasting snow totals between 3 to 5 inches.