Blowing snow moves into Southern Colorado starting Tuesday morning

Posted at 6:35 PM, Nov 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-23 20:40:33-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Other than the mountain areas, we should stay dry this evening across Southern Colorado, but after midnight comes the fun. A cold front moving in from the north will cause the winds to pick up, with gusts to 40 mph by Tuesday morning. We'll also see snow begin during the overnight hours from Teller County into the Palmer Divide.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 31; High: 36. Windy Tuesday morning, with snow picking up between 6 and 9 am. This will be a quick hitting storm, with most of the snow south of the Springs by mid afternoon. Snow totals from a trace to 3". Wind gusts to 40 mph will also be possible.

PUEBLO: Low: 34; High: 40. Dry and windy during the morning commute, with rain and snow spreading south by mid to late morning. Because of warmer air at the onset of the storm, snow accumulations are likely to remain under an inch.

CANON CITY: Low: 34; High: 37. Windy and unsettled from mid morning Tuesday through mid afternoon. Snow accumulations will be light, mostly around an inch or less.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 24; High: 30. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for all of Teller County through noon Tuesday. The morning commute could be messy as snow starts to pick up just before sunrise. Snow totals from 2-4".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 3 am for northern El Paso County, with snow and wind expected to pick up during the pre-dawn hours. The morning commute will be tough due to areas of blowing snow. Snow totals from 2-4".

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 40s. We'll see a mixed bag of wintry weather on Tuesday across the Plains, with a rain/snow mix and lots of wind possible from late morning through late afternoon. Snow totals should remain under 1".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 30s. Tuesday's forecast will be a mess! We're expecting periods of snow mixed with rain, and northerly wind gusts to 35 mph. Snow should pick up early by late morning, with totals from 0-3".

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 20s. Overnight and morning snow, and lots of wind have prompted Winter Weather Advisories for the mountain ranges of Southern Colorado. Snow totals up to a foot will be possible in some areas, with difficult mountain travel expected most of the day.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday morning will be quite cold across Southern Colorado, but dry as Tuesday's storm pushes into the Plains. Wednesday's highs will be warmer and pretty comfortable across the region. Another fast-moving system with very little moisture is expected to push into Southern Colorado late Thursday and Friday. Most of Thanksgiving will be dry, with flurries or light snow showers possible from Thanksgiving night into Friday morning.