More strong winds with quick-moving rain and snow late tonight

Posted at 6:29 AM, Feb 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-14 09:04:10-05

Today’s Forecast:
Active continues to verb the best verb to describe the weather across southern Colorado today and tonight! We are going to see a dry day with more strong winds, especially during the morning and early afternoon. The strongest winds will blow from Pueblo south to Trinidad and down a few mountain valleys. Rain and snow arrive late tonight, generally around 10 pm first at Teller and Fremont counties and then spreading to the interstate and a few places just east. Details on totals and if you’ll get a rain or snow are listed below.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 65; Low – 30. Very windy, 30 to 40 mph gusts especially through the morning with much lighter winds through the afternoon. Quick morning, rain and snow are expected tonight, mainly between 10 pm to 2 am. Areas west of I-25 and north of Briargate have the best chance to see up to an inch of snow, south of Briargate like downtown to the airport and Fountain will more likely see a rain.

PUEBLO: High – 74; Low – 32. Very windy all day with gusts between 30 to at times, 50 mph with somewhat lighter winds through the afternoon. A quick moving rain is possible tonight, mainly between 11 pm to 3 am, even if a few snow flakes fell across town, no accumulation is expected.

CANON CITY: High – 69; Low – 36. Very winds with 30 to 40 mph gusts especially through the morning and plenty of 20 mph gusts through the afternoon. Tonight a rain to snow mix will come to Fremont county, basically anyone outside of Canon City could see light snow, especially north and south to the mountains and west along highway 50, but Canon City itself will likely just see rain between 10 pm to 1 am.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 49; Low – 27. Windy through the morning with 20 to 30 mph gusts and a lighter wind through the afternoon. Tonight snow will move through Teller county, and it will likely be a heavy but quick moving snow. Snow totals will range from 2 to 3 inches by Cripple Creek and a wider range of 1 to 3 inches for Woodland Park. The morning commute could be slick but snow should be done by 1 am.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Very windy, 30 to 40 mph gusts especially through the morning with much lighter winds through the afternoon. Tonight, light but quick moving snow should hop over the mountains and run over Monument Hill. Accumulations look to be at or under 1 inch, but with low temperatures in the upper 20s right near 30, I-25 is likely to remain wet and the morning commute will likely be unaffected.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Very windy today with 30 to 40 mph gusts in the morning and lighter winds in the afternoon, with the winds decreasing from north to south across the plains. Tonight a few showers could fall east of Pueblo and El Paso county, but most areas east of those counties stand a better chance of staying dry overnight.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Very windy all day today with wind gusts in the 40 to even 50 mph range at times, so semi truck drivers need to be careful when driving the stretch of Colorado City to Trinidad. Heavy snow west in the Sangre De Cristos will start falling this afternoon and stop tonight, with a range of 3 to 6 inches for elevations over 9,000 feet. Brief rain could fall over the southern I-25 stretch in the middle of the night but no morning commute problems are expected. A few valley towns like Westcliffe could see between 1 to 3 inches.

Despite some rain and snow coming quickly tonight, Friday will actually be very nice as we’re expecting dry conditions from the morning through overnight hours. The winds will still be gusty on Friday but we’ll once again be warm with highs in the 50s and mid 60s. Evening snow is possible on Saturday with more snow Sunday night through Monday. The next heavy snow is forecast to start Sunday night and fall most of the day Monday, with a few flurries possible Tuesday morning. Very cold starts coming back this weekend bu the big chill is Monday and Tuesday with highs in the 20s.