Areas of rain and snow this afternoon and evening

Posted at 6:28 AM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 08:59:37-04

Today’s Forecast:
We're going to see heavier snow up in the Denver through the morning hours, but snow will move in around and after lunch. Ice will be an issue on the roads this evening as any wet or snowy road will see very cold air overnight.

Below are broken down snow totals for each region.


COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 36; Low: 20. We'll start seeing a few flurries around lunchtime, but most of our snow will start falling and accumulating from the afternoon through the evening. Unless a heavy band can set up over town, most of the city will see either a dusting in the grass or up to 2 inches. Any road that gets wet or snow covered could easily hold ice tonight.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 25; Low: 11. Woodland Park will likely start seeing moderate snow around lunch time and continue to see snow through the afternoon and early evening. Snow totals will likey be between 2 to 5 inches in and around town, with icy and slick pavement a threat tonight as very cold temperatures move in.

TRI-LAKES: High: 20s; Low: 10s. Palmer Lake and Monument stand a pretty good chance of landing under a snow band today, pushing totals across the Tri-Lakes area into the 2 to 5 inch range. We won't start to see snow until closer to lunchtime, with drier skies showing up in the early evening. Ice on the roads will be a big concern tonight.


PUEBLO: High: 42; Low: 24. Pueblo is a very tricky forecast because we could see a snow band develop off the Wet Mountains and stretch into the city. We'll see rain at first for Pueblo this afternoon, but we'll transition to a heavier snow this evening. Warmer pavement temps will keep snow in the grass at first, but we could get icy overnight.

CANON CITY: High: 45; Low: 25. 1 to 3 inches seems pretty easy to get in Canon City with heavy snow expected south of town into the mountains. We'll see snow start falling this afternoon and conintue into the evening hours. Icy roads will be a concern this evening.

PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 10s. We're expecting very little snow accumulation east of Pueblo County later today and tonight, mainly due to fairly warm daytime temperatures. Anyone driving west towards I-25 Friday morning should be careful, as ice could develop on the smaller roads even if snow totals stay very low.


WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 10s. We're expecting a fairly heavy band of snow to develop into and around the Southern Sangres by Cuchara and La Veta, with the best accumulation showing up this evening and dry skies by Friday morning. We'll need to be very careful driving around the mountain towns and over La Veta Pass overnight. i-25 from Walsenburg to Trinidad could also get very icy overnight, even with much lighter snow totals.

Extended Outlook:
Friday is going to be dry and cold, other than a few lingering flurries around the southern mountain towns. We'll warm up into the weekend but we'll also see a chance for scattered showers and thundershowers on both Saturday and Sunday. Monday looks warm and dry before more rain and thunder moves in Tuesday and Wednesday of next week.