Active weather today with rain and some snow across the area

Posted at 6:22 AM, Mar 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-22 08:51:18-04

Today’s Forecast:
A low-pressure system forming over El Paso and Pueblo counties this morning will bring both rain and snow to southern Colorado today! Most of the region, even several mountain towns, will see just rain, but later today and tonight some of that rain will turn to snow and a few mountain roads could get slick. Some of the heaviest rain will fall in the eastern plains, with a small chance for severe storms in eastern Las Animas and Baca counties.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 54; Low – 34. Isolated light rain in the morning but most of the rain will come from the afternoon to the overnight hours. Some snow will fall this evening across the north side of town, but no real accumulation is expected since the ground will be so wet and warm.

PUEBLO: High – 58; Low – 36.  Some light rain could fall in the morning but most of the rain we’ll see in Pueblo today comes in the afternoon to the overnight hours. It could be heavy at times so be mindful of hydroplaning.

CANON CITY: High – 53; Low – 36. Scattered showers in the morning with light snow in the mountains across Fremont County. Heavier and more constant rain is expected from the afternoon into the evening.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 42; Low – 26. Scattered showers mixed with a touch of snow at times today, with light snow more likely from the end of the afternoon through the evening. Snow totals look light across town from the warm ground, but between a trace to 2 inches is possible in Woodland Park and Cripple Creek.

TRI-LAKES: High – 40s; Low – 30s. Isolated showers are possible in the morning but the afternoon is where most of our rain will fall. Late today and tonight we’ll see a switch to snow over Monument Hill and while there could be some accumulation, it will be light (trace to 2″) and mainly in the grass.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Scattered showers and periodic heavy rain from the morning to the afternoon and overnight hours. A few isolated severe storms are possible in eastern Las Animas and Baca counties with plenty of places hearing thunder and seeing lightning in the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Scattered showers in the morning with heavier rain and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon. Snow will fall over the mountains west of the I-25 corridor, but even in the Sangres only a few inches are expected.

Saturday looks fantastic with dry skies, a decent amount of sunshine and highs well into the 50s from the Springs to Pueblo! The winds will be stronger on Saturday, especially through the afternoon, meaning you’ll want to layer up if you’re out doing a hike. Sunday will start sunny and dry but cloud cover will move in for the afternoon with light showers expected into Sunday evening. There could be a little snow in the mountains and Monument Hill Sunday evening but accumulation looks like next to nothing. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s next week with lots of southern Colorado sun!