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Abnormal heat with high fire danger today, huge temperature drop with snow tomorrow

Posted: 5:29 AM, Oct 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-09 19:32:44-04
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Today’s Forecast:
High fire danger across southern Colorado today with warm air, low humidity, and strong afternoon winds. Temperatures will be unseasonably warm across the region today with winds gusting between 25 to 25 mph in the afternoon. Overnight a cold front will blast through the state, blowing 20 to 30 mph winds with stronger gusts into southern Colorado and sending temperatures down into the 20s and 30s.

Snow will start falling late tonight up in Denver with a few light snow showers and flurries spreading south to Monument Hill before sunrise. More details on snow can be found at the bottom of this story.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 81; Low - 28. Warm, windy, and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 20 mph.

PUEBLO: High - 88; Low - 36. Hot, windy and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 25 mph.

CANON CITY: High - 85; Low - 34. Hot, windy and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 25 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 70; Low - 21. Warm, windy and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 25 mph.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 20s. Warm, windy, and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 20 mph.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 30s. Hot, windy and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 20 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 30s. Hot, windy, and dry with high fire danger and afternoon wind gusts over 25 mph.

Extended Outlook (Snow Tomorrow):
As mentioned at the top of this article, snow will start showing up in the very early morning, around 2 to 3 am, by Denver and slowly spread south through the day. Monument Hill will start seeing flurries or light snow around 4 to 5 am, with heavier snow after 6 am. Snow will spread into Teller County around 6 to 7 am, with Colorado Springs seeing city wide snow around 8 to 9 am. Pueblo will see a rain to snow mixture at first with light snow in the afternoon, with Canon City seeing more snow from the late morning through the afternoon.

Statewide snow accumulation
Expected snowfall amounts for Thursday, October 10th in southern Colorado

Snow totals will favor the Pikes Peak Region, especially for Monument Hill and Teller County. A dusting to 2 inches looks pretty likely for most of Colorado Springs, with Pueblo likely staying under 1 inch.