Cold and gloomy behind last night's snow!

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Posted at 3:48 AM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 08:53:53-05

Today’s Forecast:
Snow was falling heavily last night for most areas south of El Paso and Teller county! Some of the heaviest hit areas were south of Pueblo and west into the Wet and Sangre De Cristo mountains. Be very careful driving on La Veta, Raton, and even Monarch Pass early in the morning.

Any leftover snow in the morning will quickly fade away as our low-pressure system moves southwest into California, allowing for a dry but cold afternoon. The sun will likely return in the afternoon, but the clear skies will allow for a very chilly night with lows in the teens and a few single digits over the high country.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 34; Low: 18. Dry, cloudy, and cold pretty much all day today but we will see sunshine in the late afternoon. Overnight we'll be clear and calm with really cold temperatures.

PUEBLO: High: 38; Low: 14. Early morning snow followed by cloudy and dry daytime conditions. We'll see a little sunshine by the end of the day with clear and very cold overnight conditions.

CANON CITY: High: 36; Low: 23. Early morning snow with dry and eventually sunny conditions. We'll stay clear and cold tonight.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 30; Low: 16. Dry and cloudy today with cold afternoon temperatures and mid-afternoon sunshine. It'll be very cold and calm tonight.

TRI-LAKES: High: 20s; Low: 10s. Cold and a little slick in a few places this morning but most of today will just be dry and cold. We'll be clear and very cold overnight.

PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Snow showers in Pueblo and Las Animas county through the morning but most of today will be cold and dry with light winds. We'll be clear and very cold tonight.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 30s; Low: 20s. Really slick driving conditions from overnight snow with light to moderate snow through the early morning. We'll be dry but cold through the afternoon and there could be a re-freeze overnight in some wet spots on the highways.

MOUNTAINS: High: 20s; Low: 10s. Moderate morning snow with dry skies by lunchtime as the storm energy moves southwest to California. We'll be cold and cloudy pretty much all day with rough driving conditions into the evening until the plows can clear the roads.

Extended Outlook:
Warm downslope flow will work to push highs on Wednesday well into the 50s and 60s! We'll be sunny tomorrow, and that sunshine should help melt a lot of our snow from Pueblo down to Trinidad and out west in the high country. A weak cold front Wednesday night will make Thursday a few degrees cooler with more of a chill by Friday. We'll see a brief warm-up Saturday before a muddled chance for snow Sunday into early Monday of next week.