Colder temperatures late this week before snow returns to Southern Colorado

Christmas in Cripple Creek
Posted at 6:24 PM, Dec 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-26 01:06:55-05

Tonight's Forecast: A colder night for Southern Colorado, with a disturbance exiting the northeast part of the state and another one entering from the southwest. Overnight lows will fall into the teens and 20s, with even colder temperatures on tap for the mountains and higher valleys.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 21; High: 42. Colder lows and colder highs for the day after Christmas in the Springs. Temperatures with the cool down will be right around average for this time of the year.

PUEBLO: Low: 21; High: 47. A cold morning will give way to seasonable afternoon highs on Thursday. Increasing clouds tomorrow night, with snow developing early Friday.

CANON CITY: Low: 25; High: 46. The day after Christmas will be colder, with near average temperatures on tap for this time of the year.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 16; High: 37. Winter returns on Thursday. Teens in the morning for lows, with highs only moderating into the upper 30s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s. It's been a warm streak of days since the weekend, but that changes on Thursday with highs only warming into the 30s.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s/50s. A cold start to the day on Thursday will give way to highs in the upper 40s and 50s. Dry skies are expected until our next storm arrives on Friday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. After days and days of mild temperatures, colder nights and days return late this week, with highs Thursday only warming into the upper 30s and 40s.

Extended Outlook: A complex weather pattern unfolds over Colorado Friday and Saturday. A storm system coming out of California will merge with a disturbance coming out of the northwest. High confidence continues tonight for a lot of snow over the San Juans and Sangre de Cristos. Plus, confidence is growing that we'll see between 1-4" of snow for the I-25 corridor. The other story with this storm will be the wind, with gusts 30-40 mph on Saturday.