The forecast today is a lot more manageable but in the extended outlook, questions remain. Let’s start with what you’ll see today. A brighter day under a mix of sunshine and less intense cloud cover through most of the I-25 corridor and plains. Temperatures will be cooler compared to Wednesday… but not too bad for the end of November! We’ll stay dry today but Friday, light rain and snow moves back into the forecast.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 54; Low – 28. Partly cloudy and breezy with chilly high temperatures.
PUEBLO: High – 62; Low – 26. Partly cloudy and breezy today with great high temperatures.
CANON CITY: High – 58; Low – 30. Partly cloudy and breezy today with cool high temperatures.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 46; Low – 22. Partly cloudy today with breezy conditions and chilly high temps.
TRI-LAKES: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Partly cloudy today with breezy conditions and chilly high temps.
PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Partly cloudy and breezy today with great high temperatures.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Partly cloudy and breezy with cool high temps.
Tomorrow we should expect a return of heavy cloud cover, as well as even colder temperatures. Highs will be pushed back into the mid 40s and lower 50s through southern Colorado. Rain and snow are back in the forecast tomorrow, but most of the snow will stay out in the central mountains. Light rain will turn to snow Friday, late day through the evening, especially in the Pikes Peak region mountains and Palmer Divide/Monument Hill. Snow totals look to stay under an inch in those areas, we’ll probably stay dry in areas like Pueblo.
Man this is a tough one to pin down. Our two long term models, the American and European, basically flip flopped with each other! The American now has basically no snow coming into southern Colorado while the Euro has a fairly quick moving, moderate snow through Sunday.
With this much model disagreement and being this far out, it’s hard to say how much snow could fall. Right now the European looks best and has a 3 inch or less look to much of the Pikes Peak region, probably somewhere in that 4 to 6 look over the southern mountains.