Big winter storm moving in Monday and Tuesday

Winter Weather Impacts
Snowfall Accumulation Forecast
Posted at 5:53 PM, Dec 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-27 20:14:15-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Our weather tonight will stay pretty quiet out ahead of an approaching winter storm. Dry, but cloudy skies are expected across the Plains, with developing snow showers likely over the higher terrain. This storm will be a massive snow producer for the mountains, with many areas under a Winter Storm Warning or a Winter Weather Advisory through Tuesday evening. Over 2 feet of snow will be possible across the San Juan Mountains from this storm. For the lower elevations, our weather will start to go downhill on Monday, with mostly moderate impacts from this storm.

Winter Weather Impacts
Winter Weather Impacts -- 12/27 to 12/28/20

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 22; High: 32. A few snow showers will be possible in the morning before the bulk of the snow moves in Monday afternoon and evening. Monday's storm will also produce gusty winds and much colder temperatures across the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 25; High: 37. Areas around Pueblo won't see as much snow with this storm as others in the region. Scattered rain and snow showers will be possible at times on Monday, mainly during the afternoon and evening hours.

CANON CITY: Low: 26; High: 34. Monday's weather will be cold and unsettled, with periods of snow and gusty winds as we head into Monday afternoon and evening, tapering off by Tuesday morning.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 16; High: 27. We'll see periods of snow on Monday and a much colder day weather wise. Snow will continue at times through late Monday night, with another round ahead on Tuesday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s/20s; High: 20s/30s. After a beautiful weekend, we'll see a big change in the weather pattern early this week. Snow will increase during the day on Monday, with periods of snow through Tuesday night.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. Monday will be colder, with gusty winds and periods of rain and snow possible. Peak wind gusts to 40 mph will be possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. Monday will be cloudy and cooler, with scattered snow showers as we make our way into the afternoon. Snow showers and gusty winds will continue through Monday night.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 10s/20s. Monday will be a mess across the mountains of Southern Colorado, and travel is not advised. Periods of heavy snow, coupled with strong winds and cold temperatures can be expected through Monday night, with lingering snow into Tuesday. The biggest totals will be across the San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountains.

Extended Outlook:
The first round of snow should taper off by Tuesday morning, but will be followed by a second round of snow showers Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night. Both storms combined will bring pretty good snowfall totals to the Pikes Peak Region, Teller County and the mountains. Through Tuesday night, here's our current thinking when it comes to a snowfall forecast for Southern Colorado:

Snowfall Accumulation Forecast
Snowfall Accumulation Forecast -- 12/27 to 12/28/20

After a couple of days of snow, we'll see dry skies return to Southern Colorado Wednesday and Thursday. In the extended forecast, another chance for snow showers will be possible by New Year's Day.