A cold front is going to make today feel a lot more like winter, not the usual southern Colorado fall! Tonight is the best time for a brief rain that will quickly turn to snow. Freezing drizzle is a small possibility along the Palmer Divide tonight, as well as the Raton Pass, but little is expected to fall and the roads would not be affected. Snow totals through the evening look very small across the Pikes Peak region and out through the plains. Most areas this evening should expect totals to stay well under one inch. If any spot was going to grab close to one inch, it would be Kiowa or Kit Carson counties.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 40; Low – 26. Partly sunny and very cold through the afternoon.. Brief rain to light snow is expected this evening, generally after 9 pm through 2 am, but snow totals look to stay under 0.5 inches.
PUEBLO: High – 47; Low – 29. A mix of sun and heavy clouds today with dry skies expected not only through the day, through most of the night as well. Flurries are possible tonight but most of Pueblo will likely stay dry.
CANON CITY: High – 45; Low – 29. Similar to Pueblo, expect a cold day with a mix of clouds and sunshine with only a small chance for flurries tonight.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 38; Low – 17. Partly cloudy with with a very small chance for light snow, really flurries, later this afternoon, but most of the energy and moisture looks well east towards El Paso county.
TRI-LAKES: High – 30s; Low – 10s. Mix of sunshine and heavy clouds today with very cold daytime temps. Brief freezing drizzle to light snow is possible tonight, but the freezing drizzle likely will be no impact to the main roads and snowfall totals look to stay at or under 0.5 inches.
PLAINS: High – 40s; Low – 30s. Cloudy and cold today with light rain and snow mainly north of Kiowa county from the morning into the late afternoon. Freezing drizzle over the Palmer Divide will be a possibility with a switch to light snow pretty quick into the overnight hours. Snow totals are expected to stay under one inch by Thursday morning, Kiowa county would be the most likely area to see just over one inch.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Cold and mainly dry today and tonight with more sunshine through the day. Freezing drizzle overnight with very light snow is possible, but travel impacts are not expected from either precipitation type.
The big story going forward is how cold southern Colorado gets, espeically during the overnight hours. Lows tonight will sink into the 20s, but on Friday morning, we’ll be waking up to wide spread teens through the lower elevations! We will see a warm up to the 40s on Friday and a bigger jump to the 50s by Saturday with dry skies on both days. Sunday a new snow storm is looking possible with plenty of moisture and energy diving right out of the north. Temperatures take another hard plunge into the 30s on both Sunday and Monday.