Big blast of cold air and wintry weather for Southern Colorado on Monday

Winter Weather Advisory
Posted at 5:19 PM, Nov 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-10 19:19:43-05

Tonight’s Forecast: After a gorgeous weekend, a powerful cold front will arrive late Sunday night, with big changes ahead over the next 12 to 24 hours. It will be windy tonight behind the front, with 20-40 mph gusts common across the Pikes Peak Region. The northeast flow will cause upslope clouds and fog to form. Freezing drizzle potential will increase after midnight before turning to snow before sunrise. Minor accumulations of under 1" in most areas from this system.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from midnight to 11 am Monday. The advisory includes the following counties: El Paso, Pueblo, Huerfano, Las Animas and eastern Fremont.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 22; High: 28. Temperatures on Monday will be about 35 to 40 colder than Sunday. Morning freezing drizzle and light snow should taper off around noon. Snow totals under 1".

PUEBLO: Low: 26; High: 29. A mix of freezing fog, drizzle and snow early in the day will give way decreasing clouds for the afternoon hours. Temperatures during the day will struggle to rise above the upper 20s. Snow totals under 1".

CANON CITY: Low: 28; High: 32. Freezing drizzle and snow showers early Monday will give way to improving weather conditions for the afternoon hours. Impacts during the morning commute are likely. Snow totals under 1".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 18; High: 28. Winter is back on Monday, with snow showers developing before sunrise and continuing through late morning. Snow totals from 1-2".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 20s. Although a weak system in terms of precipitation, locally higher amounts of snow will fall up towards the Palmer Divide. Freezing drizzle will form after midnight, and changover to snow before sunrise before tapering off before noon. Snow totals from 1-2".

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 30s. Freezing drizzle for the early morning hours, along with a few flakes of snow. Be careful on roads and highways early in the morning, with a light glaze of ice possible. Snow totals under 1".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 20s. Expect areas of freezing drizzle and light snow showers from just before sunrise through noon. Roads will be potentially slick and icy through midday Monday. Snow totals from 1-2".

Extended Outlook: Temperatures will plummet down to the teens and twenties Monday night behind the departing storm. Dry skies and warmer highs for Tuesday and Wednesday, with a cool front dropping temperatures by a good 8-12 degrees on Thursday. We're not expecting any precipitation from the Wednesday/Thursday front, but it will turn more breezy during this time. Our next storm system could be something worth watching, with snow returning to the forecast next Saturday.