Cold winter storm arrives with snow and frigid temperatures

Posted at 8:04 AM, Oct 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-11 00:26:28-04

Today’s Forecast: A cold front that blew though Southern Colorado late last night has left a very cold Canadian airmass in its wake today. Highs today will have occurred just after midnight, with the remainder of our Thursday spent in the 10s, 20s and 30s. Snow is the other big story.

Flurries have fallen at times this morning, with the more steady and heavier snow expected to pick up mid to late morning in El Paso County. Pueblo County will see less snow than other areas, with only a light dusting to an inch expected in the lower elevations. The highest amounts will be seen in Teller County and the Tri-Lakes area, where 2-5" of snow is possible before this evening.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 31; Low - 12. A cold and windy day for the Springs. Expect snow showers to increase by late morning to early afternoon, with up to 2" possible by this evening. A Freeze Warning follows tonight.

PUEBLO: High - 39; Low - 15. Temperatures will hover in the 30s all day today in Pueblo. Our best chances for snow pick up during the early afternoon hours. Amounts will mostly stay under 1", except for mountain areas west of town.

CANON CITY: High - 36; Low - 19. It's a Weather Alert day for Canon City. Snow and blowing snow will bring a taste of winter to our forecast. Drier weather, but very cold temperatures follow late tonight.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 24; Low - 5. Temperatures in Woodland Park will stay below freezing all day. Higher parts of Teller County will see the most snow, as much as 3-5" before this evening.

TRI-LAKES: High - 20s; Low - 0s. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect through 6 pm in northern El Paso County. Snow amounts will vary, but could accumulate up to 2-4".

PLAINS: High - 30s/40s; Low - 10s. It will be a windy and cold day on the Plains. A light dusting to around an inch of snow will be possible from today's storm. Cold tonight with a Freeze Warning in effect.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 30s; Low - 10s. A cold and windy day will be followed with a few mid to late afternoon snow showers. A Freeze Warning is in effect as well from 6 pm tonight to 9 am Friday.

Extended Outlook:
A Freeze Warning will follow today's snow event. The Freeze Warning goes into effect at 6 pm, and will continue through 9 am Friday. Morning temperatures on Friday will start in the teens and single digits across Southern Colorado. Once the Freeze Warning expires, temperatures will moderate from today under sunny skies. Another cold night follows Friday night, with a warming trend for the weekend. Daytime highs by Sunday will return to the 60s and 70s, with an even warmer day next Monday. Beyond today's storm, I'm not really seeing much moisture in our forecast for the next 7 days.