A ridge pattern settles over southern Colorado today, and that will help give us the warmest day of the week! Despite what will be heavy cloud cover at times, we should have no problem climbing through the 50s this morning into the low to mid 60s by the afternoon! While southern Colorado stays dry today, heavy snow will be moving into the mountains along and west of the Continental Divide this afternoon into Thursday.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 61; Low – 32. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and nice temperatures.
PUEBLO: High – 66; Low – 30. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and warm temperatures.
CANON CITY: High – 63; Low – 35. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and mild temperatures.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 52; Low – 25. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and cool temperatures.
TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and nice temperatures.
PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and warm temperatures.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Mix of sun and clouds with a stronger afternoon breeze and warm temperatures.
Temperatures will continue to cool through the weekend across southern Colorado. Highs will slip back to the 50s and 60s for Thursday, but by Friday we’ll be back in the 40s and 50s. Friday we’re still tracking a chance for rain and snow, mainly in the mountains and Palmer Divide. Saturday looks dry but just about as chilly as Friday.
Sunday – Monday Snow?
A large and powerful system is moving across the Pacific Ocean right now, and could bring heavy snow to southern Colorado. The problem is, our long range forecast models have completely different ideas on what will happen with this system. The American model, the GFS, has a long and heavy snow falling from Sunday into Monday, while the European model has a light snow to flurries.
Usually, for winter systems, the European model does a better job, but right now we’re leaning a bit harder on the American model. Once this system moves onto the coast of the United States, we will probably get a much better idea of what will happen. Just know there is a chance we could see some heavy snow from Sunday through Monday.