Thanksgiving Day Forecast: Dry & warm with blowing mountain snow tonight

Posted at 5:38 AM, Nov 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-22 13:27:29-05

Today’s Forecast:
Zero problems with the forecast across southern Colorado today, the only nit pick would be cloud cover giving the skies a more grey look compared to the last few days! Despite the heavy cloud cover, high temperatures will continue to be warm and beautiful with widespread 60s through the plains and upper 40s and low 50s in the mountains! Tonight, cloud cover will stick around and while there could be some snow up just above the Palmer Divide, most of us look dry and windy.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 61; Low – 33. Building clouds with warm midday temperatures.

PUEBLO: High – 64; Low – 32. Building clouds with a light breeze and warm temps.

CANON CITY: High – 61; Low – 36. Building clouds with a light breeze and warm midday temps.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 50; Low – 26. Mostly cloudy with mild highs and breezy winds.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Building clouds with mild highs. Light snow just north of town is possible tonight but travel problems are not expected.

PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Building clouds with fantastic afternoon high temperatures.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 40s; Low – 30s. Building clouds with a steady afternoon breeze.

Mountain travel late today and tonight will be treacherous with heavy, blowing snow across the central and western ranges. A general 3 to 6 inches are expected from Summit to Gunnison counties while the San Juans could see a bigger total of 4 to 8 inches by Friday morning. The winds will be strong and blowing snow will reduce visibilities.

A stronger system will pass through the mountains Friday into Saturday, giving the north half of Colorado, mainly in the mountains, a range of 5 to 10 inches of snow. Travel Friday night and early Saturday will be even worse with more heavy, blowing snow. The good news here is the moisture replenished through the mountains and the heavy snow across the ski resorts.