Drizzle and rain today becomes snow tonight

Posted at 6:14 AM, Mar 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-29 08:37:19-04

Today’s Forecast:
Incredibly active weather is in place across southern Colorado with Red Flag Warnings from Pueblo and Fremont counties down south through Custer, Huerfano and Las Animas counties till late this afternoon. Drizzle and heavy morning fog will turn into rain later today and then heavy snow overnight tonight. Snow will stack up heaviest tonight over Northern El Paso and Teller counties. Snow will persist across the southern mountains from Saturday morning till the early afternoon. Any drives tonight after 8 pm over Monument Hill and around Teller county will likely become slick and dangerous.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 54; Low – 28. Fog and drizzle this morning with rain returning in the afternoon. Snow will start falling on the north side of town around 5 to 6 pm tonight, but it’ll start really coming down by 8 to 9 pm. Snow totals across town through Saturday morning will range from 2 to 4 inches from Woodmen road north, and 2 inches to a trace from Woodmen road to Fountain.

PUEBLO: High – 60; Low – 34.  Drizzle and fog this morning is replaced with light scattered showers and even a few rumbles of thunder through the afternoon. Tonight Pueblo will continue to see light off and on rain, with only a brief transition to snow by early Saturday morning. Snow totals will stay at next to nothing in Pueblo due to the warm ground and air temperatures.

CANON CITY: High – 58; Low – 31. Drizzle and fog this morning will be replaced with a few scattered showers through the afternoon. Generally drier skies will stay over Canon City tonight, but rain to snow will start to show up again by early Saturday morning. Snow will stick around longer Saturday from the morning to lunchtime but accumulation will stay between a trace to 2 inches across town.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 47; Low – 16. Drizzle and fog in the morning will persist for most of the day, with showers and a quick transition to snow showing up in the mid to late afternoon. Snow will start falling fairly heavy by 5 to 6 pm and will continue well into Saturday morning. Snow totals will range from 2 to 5 inches, with an inch or two less expected towards Cripple Creek.

TRI-LAKES: High – 40s; Low – 10s. Fog and drizzle through the morning with scattered showers into the afternoon. Wet, snow and slush will start falling with rain around 4 to 5 pm, but by 6 pm heavier snow will be showing up on radar over Monument Hill. The roads will likely not start getting slick until after 8 pm, with snow falling

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Some fog and drizzle this morning with scattered showers returning more so into the afternoon. Rain will last off and on from today into the overnight hours, with a slow change to snow, especially north and south of highway 50, after midnight tonight. Snow totals will be either a trace or nothing for most areas east of El Paso, Pueblo and Las Animas counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 20s. Drizzle and patchy dense fog will be replaced with a mainly dry afternoon, which is why fire danger is highest in this region. Some of the highest fire danger will be out in the mountains west of I-25, so if you see smoke call it in. A few showers could show up after 4 pm, but most of the rain will come late tonight with a slow transition to snow by Saturday morning. Most of the snow will start accumulating from Saturday morning to the early afternoon, with totals staying generally at or well under 2 inches along I-25.

Snow will generally end in the southern mountains and I-25 corridor by the middle of the day Saturday, and we’ll just stay cool and dry into the evening. A few sprinkles are possible on Sunday, but the best chance for a rain or snow stays in the San Luis Valley and the southern Sangres. Monday and Tuesday will be dry with highs back in the 50s and 60s!