Blustery cold front brings mountain snow and high fire danger Sunday

Colorado Springs sunset
Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-19 19:53:51-04
Cooler and breezy today with mountain snow overnight

Tonight’s Forecast: This evening stays breezy and cool, dropping to the 40s and 50s after sunset. Overnight, temperatures drop to near or slightly above freezing in the lower elevations. A strong cold front arrives Sunday morning, bringing blustery winds to southern Colorado through mid-day. Low humidity, dry grasses, and strong wind gusts lead to another Red Flag Warning day for most of the region.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 33; High - 55. Dropping to the 30s by Sunday morning, but there will be a wind chill. Watch for afternoon gusts up to 40 mph. The day will be sunny and dry, with high fire danger.

PUEBLO: Low - 34; High - 60. Sunday morning will be blustery, with temperatures becoming more comfortable in the afternoon. Winds stay strong through the day, with high fire danger.

CANON CITY: Low - 36; High - 59. Windy tomorrow morning, with some snow showers possible in the Sangre and Wet mountain peaks. The afternoon will be sunny with high fire danger.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 28; High - 42. Cold front moves in overnight, and light snow showers are possible in Teller county from 2 - 6 am. Accumulations will be light. The afternoon stays windy and becomes sunny.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 30s; High - 50s. Blustery tomorrow morning, with sunshine and windy conditions in the afternoon. Temperatures reach the low 50s Sunday.

PLAINS: Low - 30s; High - 60s. Staying above freezing overnight, with winds picking up through the morning. Gusts may be between 40-50 mph tomorrow. Temperatures will be mild in the low to mid 60s. High fire danger.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 30s; High - 50s/60s. Dropping to the mid 30s by Sunday morning, the cold front arrives later. Winds will pick up late morning to early afternoon and stay gusty. High fire danger.

Extended Outlook: Temperatures bottom out on Monday, starting with freezing conditions and warming to the 40s in the mountains and 50s in the Plains. We slowly rebound through Tuesday, which will be a nice afternoon in the 60s. The next big change comes with a cold front Wednesday night, which brings the potential for snow to a more widespread area. Snow shower are possible in southern Colorado Thursday morning to early afternoon. We will continue to monitor.