Bright and sunny Christmas Day on tap for Southern Colorado

Garden of the Gods at Christmas
Posted at 6:29 PM, Dec 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-24 20:47:02-05

Tonight's Forecast:
With weakening winds and clear skies, we'll see a cold night across Southern Colorado. Overnight lows for most of us will drop down into the 10s and 20s, but will be coldest across the San Luis Valey, where negative lows will be possible.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 24; High: 57. Christmas Day will start out cold and frosty. Our weather will warm nicely through the afternoon hours, with highs across the Pikes Peak Region warming well into the upper 50s.

PUEBLO: Low: 15; High: 59. Cold and frosty early on Christmas Day, but turning mild and pleasant by the afternoon. High temperatures with plenty of sunshine could possibly reach 60 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 29; High: 59. Less windy and warmer on Christmas Day, with temperatures soaring into the upper 50s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 18; High: 50. No snow this year for Christmas Day, but it will be cold during the morning hours. Afternoon temperatures will be unseasonably mild for this time of the year, warming into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s. If we can't see a White Christmas, then this forecast has got to be the next best thing. On Friday, we'll enjoy blue skies and mild afternoon highs.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s/60s. Christmas Day will be mild, sunny and a lot less windy for the Plains. Enjoy!

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 50s. Sunny skies, light breezes and mild temperatures will add up to a gorgeous Christmas Day forecast. Enjoy the time with your close family during these crazy times.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 30s/40s. Beautiful Christmas Day weather for the higher elevations of Southern Colorado. While we won't see any new snow on Friday, there will still be plenty of snow on the ground from past storms to brighten the holiday spirit.

Extended Outlook:
Highs on Saturday will be another couple of degrees warmer than Friday, but with increasing winds across the foothills and mountains. A weak disturbance will spread light snow showers into our state's northern and central mountain ranges, with the snow letting up by Sunday morning. Sunday will be a transition day for the rest of us as our weather turns windy and cooler. Several chances for snow will follow into early next week, with several inches possible for the Plains and several feet of snow for the mountains.