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More light snow late today & tonight with very few slick drives by Saturday morning

Posted at 6:41 AM, Apr 12, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
After a cold and dreary weekend, southern Colorado is going to start April off with a nice batch of Spring weather. Fog is going to be patchy and dense this morning across the region, but by 9 am, any lingering fog should be long gone. We’ll see a mix of sunshine and clouds today, with cloud cover thicker in the afternoon. Dry skies are expected through all of southern Colorado today, with a cool and dry evening.

Snow Expectations

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 42; Low – 26. Scattered rain and snow showers start showing up after 3 pm today but most of the snow we’ll see comes overnight to Saturday morning. Snow totals north of Woodmen Road will range from 2 to 4 inches, where downtown could see between a trace to 2 inches. Areas generally west and north of Woodmen road will see the best chance of getting over an inch or two by Saturday morning.

PUEBLO: High – 50; Low – 30.  Isolated showers are possible after 3 pm today, even with a few rumbles. Rain will turn to light snow overnight but accumulation will probably stay minimal, with a trace to an inch possible by Saturday morning. Slick drives are possible in the morning, especially on highway 50 west, even if we only see an inch of snow.

CANON CITY: High – 46; Low – 31. A stray shower is possible anytime after 3 pm today, but most of the rain and snow will fall tonight, starting as light rain and turning to light snow. Highway 50 could be slick in the morning between Pueblo and Canon City even with only a trace to an inch of snow expected.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 31; Low – 19. Scattered snow showers will start showing up anytime after 3 pm today, with snow continuing through the night into Saturday morning. Snow totals by Saturday will range between 2 to 4 inches across Woodland Park, with isolated areas across town seeing a bit more.

TRI-LAKES: High – 30s; Low – 20s. Scattered snow showers will start showing up after 3 pm today and continue off and on through Saturday morning. Overnight and early morning drives in and around town and on I-25 will likely be slick and slow. The heaviest snow will probably fall on the north side of Monument Hill, so expect I-25 to be slickest from Baptist to County Line Road. 2 to 5 inches is expected across the Tri-Lakes area by Saturday morning.

PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 20s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible later today and overnight with a switch to light snow after 10 pm tonight. By Saturday morning a second push of light snow is possible, but snow totals are still generally expected to stay at or under an inch for almost all areas east of El Paso and Pueblo counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 40s; Low – 20s. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms are possible after 3 pm today, especially east of the Raton Mesa in Las Animas County. Rain will turn to snow overnight, and we could see some decent accumulation by Saturday morning along the interstate. Walsenburg will see between 2 to 4 inches while Trinidad gets between 1 to 3. The mountains west of town and the Raton Mesa itself will see locally larger totals than what we have listed.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Snow showers Saturday morning will be followed by a dry afternoon for most of southern Colorado. Scattered snow showers are again possible along the I-25 corridor late Saturday afternoon and into the evening, but with little to no added accumulation. Sunday and Monday will be dry and wonderful with sunshine and temperatures returning into the 60s and then 70s! Rain and snow are back in the forecast from Tuesday night through Thursday.