Weather Alert Day: Snow arrives this evening

Posted at 5:20 PM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 20:35:11-04

Tonight’s Forecast:

Rain transitioning to snow will build in this evening and overnight. As temperatures drop, snow will be around everywhere tonight with lows in the 20’s and 30’s. Snow lingers for the morning commute and then slowly dissipates during the day. Accumulations will range from an inch or less for the eastern plains to 4-8″ or more for higher elevation areas like Teller County, the Palmer Divide, southern I-25 corridor, and mountains. Temperatures are starting off above freezing so accumulations will be slow to start until temperatures drop. Highest totals will be for grassy areas, where snow will stick first. Expect slow downs (big ones for some areas) for the morning commute.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 28, High – 40. Snow arrives this evening and continues overnight before clearing slowly tomorrow. Accumulations around 2-5″ with the highest being north and west of downtown.

PUEBLO: Low – 31, High – 44. Rain changing to snow overnight into early Wednesday. Accumulations around a trace to 2″.

CANON CITY: Low – 31, High – 42. Snow this evening and overnight before gradual clearing tomorrow. Accumulations around 2-6″.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 22, High – 32. Snow continues overnight before ending throughout the day on Halloween. Accumulations of around 6-10″.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 20’s, High – 30’s. Snow through the overnight and into early Wednesday. Accumulations around 4-7″.

PLAINS: Low – 30’s, High – 40’s. Rain turning to snow overnight into early Wednesday. Minor accumulations, trace to 2 inches.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 30, High – 30’s. Snow overnight and early tomorrow before it slowly dissipates. Accumulations around 5-9″.

REST OF THE WEEK: After areas of snow and slow downs to start the day, skies will work on drying out. Dry skies should prevail by Trick-or-Treat time. Highs will be chilly, mainly in the 30’s and 40’s. Those will cool even more through the evening hours. Make sure the kids are bundled up as they head out. The rest of the week won’t be as active. Minor shower chances for Saturday. After well below average temperatures on Wednesday the rest of the week looks milder. We’ll warm back into the 50’s for Thursday and the weekend. Friday should be the warmest day with temperatures trying to creep up into the 60’s.