Wednesday Forecast: Dry today & tomorrow but mountain snow is coming

Posted at 6:12 AM, Nov 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-21 09:17:52-05

Today’s Forecast:
The forecast keeps getting better and better as the week goes along, and today is no different! High pressure is driving a gorgeous day today, and tomorrow looks just as nice. Highs under full sunshine will be up around the 60 degree mark for most of the lower elevations and 50 degree mark in the mountains! We’ll stay dry with clear skies tonight and that means one more evening with temperatures down into the 20s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 60; Low – 26. Sunny, warm and dry with gentle winds.

PUEBLO: High – 62; Low – 20. Sunny, warm and dry with very light winds.

CANON CITY: High – 61; Low – 30. Sunny, warm and dry with very light winds.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 52; Low – 23. Sunny, cool and dry with gentle winds.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Sunny, chilly and dry with gentle winds.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Sunny, warm and dry with light winds.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Sunny, warm and dry with very light winds.

Thanksgiving day looks amazing across southern Colorado, but snow will be moving in to the high country from the afternoon into Friday morning. Highs in our area will range from the lower 60s in the lower elevations to the low 50s in the higher elevations.

Blowing snow will cause plenty of travel concerns through the mountains Thursday afternoon, but mainly Thursday night into Friday morning. Snow accumulations look to stay generally around 1 to 3 inches from the Continental Divide west, with Summit county probably the slickest county to travel through Thursday night.

Friday night into Saturday a second and MUCH heavier round of snow is expected to move through the mountains, and eventually pop over into southern Colorado late Saturday. The mountains should plan on a widespread snow accumulation of 6 to 12 inches, so expect dangerous and slow I-70 drives Friday night through Saturday morning. In our area, southern Colorado, rain will fall first with a transition to snow Saturday night but not much accumulation is expected along and east of the Front Range.