Colder and windy today with very light snow this evening

Posted at 6:33 AM, Mar 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-19 09:11:16-04

Today’s Forecast:
Light rain and some snow showers were seen mainly out across the eastern plains this morning, but most of the I-25 corridor will stay dry from the morning through the afternoon with light snow returning this evening. Energy over southern Colorado and an afternoon northeast wind will help to bring snow mainly to the east sides of our mountains running from Teller county south to the Wets and Sangres, with very little of that snow making it down to the lower levels of the I-25 corridor. Before the light snow tonight, we’re going to see a windy and chilly day with most highs in the 40s or low 50s.

Pikes Peak Region Snow
Snow estimations around the Pikes Peak region
Snow South I-25 Corridor
Snow estimations around the southern I-25 corridor

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 44; Low – 22. Mainly dry this morning other than a few flurries over the mountains west of town. Windy and cool during the day with light snow returning to the city around 5 pm. The southwest side of town has the best chance of seeing up to 1″ of snow, most of the city will either be between nothing or a trace.

PUEBLO: High – 51; Low – 24. Despite sprinkles being possible off and on today through Pueblo, most of the day has a better chance of staying dry. The winds will be strong in the afternoon with a mild high temperature. Showers will try and return this evening, generally anytime after 6 pm and if any snow falls, nothing will accumulate.

CANON CITY: High – 47; Low – 23. A few flurries could come off the mountains in the morning, but the town of Canon City should stay dry for most of the day. Tonight after 6 or 7 pm, light rain and a quick change over to snow is possible, but with little to no snow accumulation.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 36; Low – 18. Cloudy, cool and windy skies are in the forecast for Woodland Park for most of the day, but a few flurries coming off the mountains are possible through the afternoon. Snow is most likely this evening but Woodland Park is probably going to get blocked from the mountains and Pikes Peak, so most of the town will probably stay at or under 1 inch.

TRI-LAKES: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Cloudy, cold and windy today with only a flurry or two possible in the late afternoon. Light snow is likely tonight around and after 5 pm but little accumulation is expected with most of the region seeing somewhere between a trace to 1 inch.

PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Light showers in the morning with mainly dry skies through the afternoon. Light rain and even a few rumbles of thunder are possible along and south of highway 50 from 7 pm through the evening, although the window for thunder will be only from around 7 to 9 pm.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Snow will fall off and on today, especially in the afternoon, for the southern mountains of the Wets and Sangres. Through tonight, anyone over 7,000 feet in the mountains could see several inches of snow, but far less will fall in the lower elevations around the southern I-25 corridor. Walsenburg to Trinidad could end up with a trace to 2 inches at the most overnight.

Spring starts on Wednesday and it looks AMAZING! Highs will be in the 50s and 60s in the lower elevations with light winds and full sunshine. Clouds will thicken up on Thursday but we should actually be a couple of degrees warmer than temperatures we see on Wednesday. A few showers are possible on Friday but it now looks like most of the moisture will stay north or out east into the far eastern plains.