A mild forecast for New Year's Day and the start of 2020

New Year's Eve fireworks over Pikes Peak
Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-31 21:23:09-05

Tonight's Forecast: After a day full of sunshine and beautiful weather, skies in Southern Colorado will remain mostly clear out there tonight. This should make for excellent viewing of the fireworks going off tonight from the Pikes Peak Summit. Overnight lows won't be as cold as the past few nights, but still cold enough that you'll want to bundle up if heading out on the town to ring in 2020. Be safe, have fun and dress warmly.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 20; High: 52. Clear skies tonight will give way to increasing clouds on New Year's Day. Afternoon highs will warm into the 50s, with a few possible flurries late Wednesday night.

PUEBLO: Low: 16; High: 56. New Year's Day will be partly cloudy and mild, with highs returning to the middle 50s. Increasing clouds during the evening could lead to a few late night snow showers.

CANON CITY: Low: 23; High: 55. Clear and chilly tonight, with mild temperatures and increasing clouds on New Year's Day. A slight chance of snow flurries will be possible Wednesday night.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 16; High: 45. Cold morning temperatures on New Year's Day will give way to a mild and breezy afternoon. Dry skies early, with a chance for some evening snow showers.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 40s. Dry skies through most of New Year's Day, with highs warming into the 40s on Wednesday. A disturbance coming out of the Rockies brings a slight chance of evening snow to the forecast.

PLAINS: Low: 10s; High: 50s. It will be cold out there Wednesday morning, with increasing clouds and wind for the afternoon and evening. Areas of light snow will be possible tomorrow night.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s; High: 40s/50s. Mostly sunny skies and mild highs New Year's Day will give way to a chance for light snow heading into Wednesday night.

Extended Outlook: A few flurries or light snow showers will be possible from Wednesday night into Thursday morning. The heaviest snow from this storm will stay over the Continental Divide and northern mountains, where anywhere from several inches to a foot of new snow will be possible. Thursday and Friday will be much cooler, with highs in the 30s and 40s to close out the week. A bright and dry weekend follows, with Saturday expected to be warmer than Sunday.