Rain and yes, SNOW, is back in the forecast, but unless you live pretty high up in the mountains, the snow isn’t looking like too big of a deal. Rain will start developing in the mountains west of I-25 in the early afternoon and then push into the interstate and plains to the east from the mid-afternoon through the evening hours. Cold air overnight is going to turn our rain into snow, but most of the accumulation is going to occur above 7,000 feet. Rain and snow will last into early Tuesday morning, with more scattered showers through the day Tuesday.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 47; Low – 34. Dry in the morning with scattered showers in the afternoon turning to heavy rain through the evening. Eventually, the rain will turn to snow overnight, mainly after midnight when temperatures drop closer to freezing. While quite a bit of the city could see snow overnight, accumulation will really only develop along and north of Briargate in the grass more than anything.
PUEBLO: High – 53; Low – 39. Dry in the morning with scattered showers in the afternoon that turn to heavy rain overnight into Tuesday morning. Snow is not likely across Pueblo, neither is flooding.
CANON CITY: High – 45; Low – 38. Dry in the morning with scattered showers from the afternoon to the evening hours. At times tonight rain could be heavy through Canon City, but no flooding is expected. Snow is possible in the mountains surrounding town, but Canon City to Penrose and west to Cotopaxi should all just see rain.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 39; Low – 29. Dry with fog in the morning and scattered showers in the afternoon that will turn into snow overnight tonight. The change to snow is likely to occur sometime after 7 to 8 pm tonight with the heaviest accumulation showing up after 10 pm when temperatures get coldest. Snow totals will range from 2 to 5 inches in Woodland Park, with larger amounts in higher elevations. Cripple Creek could see between 3 to 6 inches.
TRI-LAKES: High – Upper 30s; Low – Low 30s. Dry in the morning with scattered showers turning to a heavier rain from the afternoon through the evening hours. Rain will turn to snow overnight but accumulation is expected to be pretty minimal with temperatures barely falling below freezing. Anywhere from a trace to 2 inches is expected, and most of that is in the grass or smaller side streets.
PLAINS: High – 50s; Low – 40s. Scattered showers and some heavy rain show up from the late day through the overnight hours with rain becoming much more scattered and light by Tuesday morning. No snowfall is expected.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Scattered showers from the afternoon through the overnight hours and into Tuesday morning. Rain could be heavy at times and flooding potential around the Spring burn scar will need to be monitored. No snow is expected unless you are west into the mountains above 8,000 feet.
Scattered showers remain in the forecast for Tuesday from the morning and then again in the evening, but the week generally gets drier with time. Widespread scattered showers are in the forecast Wednesday afternoon and again Thursday, but Thursday’s rain looks to stay in the Pikes Peak region. Temperatures will be MUCH warmer by the end of the week and we should stay dry from Friday through early Sunday.