A brighter Christmas Day for Southern Colorado, with more mountain snow

View of the old Conquistador Ski Area
Posted at 6:49 PM, Dec 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 20:49:55-05

Tonight's Forecast: Snow will continue to fill in across the mountains tonight, with the heaviest snowfall expected over the San Juan Mountains. Many mountain ranges west of the Continental Divide will remain under a Winter Weather Advisory through Christmas Day. Closer to home, a chance for scattered snow flurries will be possible tonight, with lows mainly cooling down to the 20s and low 30s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 28; High: 50. We really couldn't ask for a better Christmas Day this year. We'll see more sunshine on Wednesday, with highs warming to near 50 degrees.

PUEBLO: Low: 26; High: 56. Temperatures will be pretty cold Christmas morning, so make sure to bundle up as you head out the door. Afternoon highs will be nice and mild, under mostly sunny skies.

CANON CITY: Low: 34; High: 54. Dry skies and mild temperatures for Christmas Day. Breezy west winds 10-20 mph around Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 24; High: 42. If we're not going to see any snow on Christmas Day, this is probably the best that we can hope for weather wise. Highs will be mild, warming into the 40s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 40s. Chilly morning temperatures will give way to seasonably mild highs on Christmas Day. Breezy west winds 10-15 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 50s/60s. Dry skies, with more sunshine for Christmas Day across the Plains. Highs will be mild once again, topping out in the 50s and very low 60s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 40s/50s. Christmas Day will be bright and breezy, with snow continuing in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

Extended Outlook: Temperatures will continue to cool through the end of the week. Highs on Thursday will only top out in the 30s and 40s, a big difference compared to the warmth that we've been experiencing this past week. Colder temperatures return starting Friday thanks to an approaching storm. Areas of rain and snow will be possible from Friday afternoon through midday Saturday, with the best chances across southeastern parts of the state.