Cold front moves in early Friday with light snow totals

Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-18 00:25:25-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Quite a few clouds in most areas today with temperatures reaching the 30's and 40's over most parts of the viewing area. A storm out west is bringing snow to the divide and western slope. Amounts will be light. Even along the ridge tops 3" to 4" will be storm totals in most areas but a little fresh powder for the ski areas. That storm will bring snow showers to parts of the eastern plains Friday. The big weather story is the storm coming in tomorrow. The cold front rolls through early in the morning after the front winds will blow out of the north from 10 to 25 mph. So flaky and cold tomorrow with that wind. Snow totals will be real light with a trace to 1" in some spots with higher amounts in the mountains southwest of Pueblo.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 15; High: 40.

PUEBLO: Low: 15; High: 40.

CANON CITY: Low: 22; High: 36.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 18; High: 39.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 14; High: 31.

PLAINS: Low: 50s; High: 80s.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s; High: 20s

Extended Outlook:
After a cold day tomorrow warmer air returns just in time for that last weekend of Christmas shopping with highs in the 40's lower elevations. Monday and Tuesday will be really nice with sunshine and warmer than average highs. Tuesday will be breezy and warm then a strong cold front arrives for Wednesday with highs almost 30 degrees colder. The front will be dry in most areas. Temperatures recover a little for next Thursday (Christmas Eve).