Big storm takes aim at Colorado, blizzard conditions expected for Northern El Paso County

Posted at 9:40 PM, Apr 09, 2019

We have blizzard warnings, high wind warnings, and winter storm warnings as this big storm takes aim at Colorado on Wednesday.

Hour by hour, the brunt of the storm doesn’t look to hit until mid-afternoon over the northern part of El Paso County and then wind and snow will cause blizzard conditions later in the afternoon through Thursday morning.

Avoiding travel in the blizzard warning area is advised.

Snow totals will be highest in Monument and Woodland Park. We’ll see just a light snowfall over downtown Colorado Springs and south into Pueblo. We will also see rain and wind with gusts up to 65 miles per hour.

Lows tonight will be in the 40’s and 30’s, with highs tomorrow in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s.

The extended forecast has clouds and winds early Thursday with highs in the 30’s and 40’s. Early showers of snow (and/or rain) will quickly depart not long after sun-up, and clouds will begin to break by mid-morning, but blustery cold winds will remain until evening. Friday will start off chilly with dry skies giving way to rain and snow later Friday night into Saturday morning. Saturday will be cold but warmer air returns Sunday with sunshine.

On a final note, it appears the dry warmth builds right back in Sunday through Tuesday again!