A warm start to the weekend, but more snow is on the way

Snow Pumpkins
Posted at 8:50 PM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 22:50:47-04

Overnight Forecast:
A gradual warm up and mild weather Saturday, but another weather maker will arrive in time for your Monday morning commute. Expect snow Sunday afternoon lasting into the night. Lows tonight in the single digits and teens across Southern Colorado with highs in the 40s and 50s. The overnight snow had a high water content which was a great drink of water for vegetation and helped to mitigate fire danger in our area. San Isabel saw the highest snow total with 20".

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 20. Morning light snow and flurries in the early morning with sunny and above freezing temperatures in the afternoon. The slickest early morning drives will be on the west and north sides of town where temperatures were coldest overnight. Warmer overnight air and pre-treatments have kept most of I-25 wet.

PUEBLO: Low - 21. Heavy morning snowfall with slick commutes expected through the mid morning. Temperatures stay at or just below freezing will likely mean roads are just snowy, instead of icy. Snowfall will diminish by the mid morning with a sunny and above freezing afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low - 23. Heavy snowfall will continue into the mid morning hours with slick commutes likely lasting an hour after the snow stops. Temperatures in and around Canon City have stay at or near freezing, meaning the roads will either be wet or snowy but likely not icy. Snow will diminish by mid morning with a sunny and above freezing afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 15. Heavy snow overnight and well below freezing temperatures will make for a slick and tricky drive this morning through Woodland Park and the majority of Teller County. Snowfall will continue to diminish by sunrise, but a few flurries may hang onto 7 am. Temperatures will stay at or below freezing all day, meaning that icy road conditions will be a threat well into the evening, despite road treatments by CDOT.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 10s. Light to moderate snow will continue to fall up to sunrise today, but below freezing temperatures will make for very slow and slick commutes early this morning. Ice is possible on I-25 over Monument Hill, but especially in and around the Tri-Lakes area on the small roads and in town. Sunny skies will return with afternoon temperatures climbing to or just above freezing.

PLAINS: Low - 10/20s. Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall across the plains from the early to mid morning, with dry skies expected by lunch. Temperatures staying at or just below freezing will likely keep the roads wet or just snow covered, with ice not a major concern for highway 50. Sunny afternoon skies with temperatures back above freezing will melt what snow collected this morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 10s. Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall from the morning to the mid afternoon from Walsenburg to Trinidad, and west across the mountain towns. Despite light winds, heavy snow will make travel slick and slow in the morning. Temperatures are staying right near the freezing level, meaning I-25 and La Veta Pass will hold snow on the road as long as the heavy snow continues to fall. Dry and sunny skies will take over past lunchtime, meaning we'll melt down some of the snow by sunset.

Extended Forecast:
A nice warming trend over the next couple of days with sunny skies Friday and Saturday. The strong cold front knocks temperatures back almost 40 degrees Sunday bringing more snow. Continued cold with unsettled weather for most of next week with a chance of snow on Monday. A new storm system brings snow and more cold air Tuesday into Wednesday morning.

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