Rain, snow, freezing temperatures return to southern Colorado

Posted at 4:09 PM, May 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 00:35:00-04

SOUTHERN COLORADO – An unusually strong storm will bring rain, snow and freezing temperatures to the region over the next couple of days.

Rain will change to snow tonight even for the lower elevations. From Wednesday night into mid-morning Thursday, 1-2″ will accumulate on grassy surfaces in most parts of Colorado Springs.

2-5″ are expected for Monument, Black Forest, and northern El Paso County, with 3-8″ over Teller County and 6-12″ for the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  Lows tonight will be in the upper 20’s for northern El Paso County with 31 degrees in the Springs and 36 degrees in Pueblo.

Highs Thursday will be in the 30’s and 40’s. Snow returns late Thursday afternoon into Friday morning with light accumulations. There is a Freeze Watch Thursday night into Friday morning.

We’ll have a warming trend into the Mother’s Day weekend with mainly dry conditions along the I-25 corridor.