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A bright and warmer MLK Day on tap for Southern Colorado

Picturesque Central City, CO
Posted at 5:57 PM, Jan 19, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: With light winds and mostly clear skies, overnight lows will again be quite cold across Southern Colorado. Widespread teens will be common across the I-25 corridor, with single digits and negative lows for the mountains and San Luis Valley.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 18; High: 51. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies and above average temperatures for the Springs on MLK Day. Enjoy!

PUEBLO: Low: 12; High: 53. We'll see a 40 degree plus spread in temperatures on Monday in Pueblo. Teens in the morning, with lower to middle 50s for highs.

CANON CITY: Low: 24; High: 54. We'll see mild highs and bright skies for the end of the holiday weekend. Temperatures will top out in the middle 50s on Monday.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 15; High: 46. Cold in the morning, with a warmer afternoon to follow as we close out the holiday weekend with temperatures in the 40s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 40s. Bundle up in the morning, but prepare to shed some layers by the afternoon. Highs on MLK Day will warm into the middle and upper 40s.

PLAINS: Low: 10s; High: 50s. After a cold start, we'll see a healthy boost to our daytime highs on Monday, with temperatures warming into the 50s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s/20s; High: 40s/50s. A very cold morning will be followed by warmer daytime highs and light winds on MLK Day.

Extended Outlook: The first in a series of weather disturbances will move into Colorado Monday night and Tuesday. This system will bring a few inches of snow to the mountains, with a chance for some light rain across the southeastern Plains on Tuesday. Dry skies will follow most of the day on Wednesday followed by heavier mountain snow Wednesday night and Thursday, and a chance for a rain/snow mixture east of the mountains as well. For now, it appears that we won't see much accumulation east of the mountains, but we're watching it closely.