***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.
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+).