Snow tonight could be wild in Monument and in the Plains

Posted at 2:19 PM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-24 12:51:04-05

***Weather Alert Night ***

Summary: A storm moving across the Rockies, once it hits the lowlands overnight, will re-intensify quickly as it departs the area Saturday morning, and as this happens, for a few overnight hours, will create near-blizzard-like conditions…north at Monument & Black Forest, and east of El Paso County…through the border counties. The shower activity will be spotty between 3-6pm, fills in towards 10pm, rages a bit until just after sunrise, and then windy conditions will clear skies out by late Saturday morning.

Expected snow
Snow through Saturday February 23rd

All winds turn towards the west thereafter, a clear down-sloping situation…a chinook wind…which eats up cloud cover and warms temps up fast. Therefore, the aforementioned warm up into the 50s for early next week is a lock.

And, after early Saturday, I expect dry times…at least through Thursday of next week…

COLORADO SPRINGS:  Low: 17, High: 40. Snow & wind, a few inches. Rapid clearing Saturday morning, windy though.

PUEBLO:  Low: 18, High: 48. Snow and wind by 10pm. An inch or two. Rapid clearing Saturday, windy.

CANON CITY:  Low: 22, High: 45.  Snow & wind, an inch or two. Clearing early Saturday, windy.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 12, High: 35. Snow & wind tonite (3-5″). Clearing & windy Saturday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 14, High: 37. Snow & wind tonite (3-5″). Clearing & windy Saturday.

PLAINS: Low: 23, High: 50.  Snow by Midnight, blizzard-like overnight. Saturday, sunrise snow clears up by noon. Stays windy till sunset.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 24, High: 50.  Snow by 10pm. Windy overnight. Snow early, then sun & wind.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK: Bright & windy second half of Saturday. Sunny Sunday. Sunny, warmer Monday & Tuesday (50s, then 60+).