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Weather Alert Thursday: Very cold and windy!

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 27, 2018

Today’s Forecast:
If today doesn’t qualify for sweater weather, I don’t know what does. We’re going to see strong and gusty winds, especially in the morning, but well into the afternoon and that means the wind chills will be nasty. In the Pikes Peak region, wind chills are expected to stay below 20 degrees all day and night, but along the highway 50 corridor, we’ll see chills up above 20 degrees. Flurries are going to fall from the morning and then again this evening, especially in and around the mountains. Heavier snow will start showing up tonight in the Sangre De Cristos, but Friday is the better day for accumulation in the southern mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 32; Low – 11. Mostly sunny with flurries at times, especially this evening, and very strong winds keeping wind chills at or below 20 degrees all day.

PUEBLO: High – 38; Low – 11. Mostly sunny and dry today with strong, gusty winds out of the northeast keeping wind chills in the mid 20s for the afternoon.

CANON CITY: High – 35; Low – 13. Mostly sunny with flurries returning this evening. The winds will stay breeziest in the morning and lighter in the day, wind chills will be in the upper 20s this afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 24; Low – 0. Light snow and flurries through the morning, a break by midday and then light snow and flurries returning tonight. Better snow shows up Friday afternoon but watch for slick spots tonight.

TRI-LAKES: High – 20s; Low – >10. Flurries in the mornign with sunny skies in the afternoon. This evening a few more flurries are possible with gusty winds keeping wind chills below 20 degrees all day.

PLAINS: High – 30s; Low – 10s. Light blowing snow and flurries in the morning with dry and windy skies. Wind chills in the plains will mainly stay at or above 20 degrees in the afternoon. Wind gusts to be in the 30 mph range at the strongest.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 30s; Low – >10. Flurries and light snow from the morning through the evening across the southern I-25 corridor, with better snow forming over the Sangre De Cristos tonight. During the day it will be dry and sunny but we’ll keep it cold with a strong wind.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Tonight through Friday evening, light snow will fall in and around the mountains, southern mountains and areas west of I-25. There will be breaks in this snowfall, mainly from Friday morning to early Friday afternoon. The snow will be highest over the Sangre De Cristos, where by Friday night a range from 3 to 8 inches could fall. For Colorado Springs, we could see an inch Friday evening, but the mountains to our west are much more likely to grab light snow. The biggest story for tomorrow will be the COLD, with highs expected to stay in the 20s.