Election day is here and it looks… ok. Visually, it will be fantastic with good, full sunshine and lingering snow out on the mountains. Temperatures wise, it’ll be cold with highs barely making 50 in the Springs and Pueblo into the upper 50s. The winds will be breezy again today through the afternoon, but not as strong as what we saw on Monday. Tonight a clear sky and light wind means we’re getting cold with lows falling into the 20s!
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 50; Low – 25. Sunny, dry, and chilly will a gusty afternoon breeze.
PUEBLO: High – 58; Low – 23. Sunny and dry with mild temperatures and a steady afternoon breeze.
CANON CITY: High – 55; Low – 27. Sunny, dry and chilly with a gentle afternoon breeze.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 39; Low – 18. Sunny, dry, and chilly will a gusty afternoon breeze.
TRI-LAKES: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Sunny, dry and cold with a gusty afternoon breeze.
PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 20/30s. Sunny, dry and warmer compared to a lot of the interstate with light winds.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Sunny, dry and chilly with a steady afternoon breeze.
ECMWF (European model) actually has a nice look to the snow we could see Wednesday night through Thursday. Notice how it favors the Palmer Divide, snow totals in the Springs are likely to stay under 2 inches pic.twitter.com/Fjs3XFDQ6z
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Light rain and snow now look more likely late Wednesday night through Thursday morning. We’ll see rain and snow start to drop south from the Palmer Divide stretching from El Paso county east out into the plains. El Paso county will probably be cold enough for most of the precipitation to fall as just snow, but the plains will see rain first and then a late switch to light snow. Colorado Springs and much of El Paso county, except for Pikes Peak, should expect totals to stay under 2 inches. The last tail of this system will blow some light snow up into the southern mountains on Thursday afternoon but really only the Wets are expected to see moderate accumulation, probably between 2 to 3 inches. We’ll be much warmer and dry going into Friday and Saturday.