Cooling trend amplifies late this week for Southern Colorado

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Posted at 7:15 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 21:15:19-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Low clouds and fog will push west tonight from the eastern Plains, settling up against the Front Range. With plenty of moisture in the lower levels, there will also be areas of freezing fog and drizzle that develop overnight tonight. In the mountains, snow showers will be possible, with the main focus being along and north of Highway 50.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 15; High: 35. After a high of just 28 degrees on Tuesday, Wednesday's high will still be chilly, but should be a few degrees warmer.

PUEBLO: Low: 15; High: 31. A touch warmer on Wednesday after a high of just 21 degrees on Tuesday. Much like what we've seen most days this week so far, the morning gray will only reveal peeks of afternoon sunshine.

CANON CITY: Low: 19; High: 44. Areas of fog in the morning will clear to a partly cloudy afternoon. Highs will continue to cool across Fremont County as the real cold air for now stays just to our east.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 14; High: 40. Partly cloudy, cooler and a little less breezy on Wednesday as the main Arctic airmass again stays east of Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 40s. Cold in the morning, but we'll be warmer here than in the Springs as the cold airmass is heavy and won't make it all the way up the Palmer Divide.

PLAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. Gray, overcast and cold once again across the Plains on Wednesday, with areas of frozen fog and frozen drizzle during the morning hours.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 40s/50s. Patchy morning fog will give way to partly sunny skies by the afternoon. Light westerly breezes will bring us more warmth than most other parts of Southern Colorado.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. With the temperature inversion strong over Southern Colorado, highs in the mountains on Wednesday are likely to be warmer than the eastern Plains. A few snow showers will be possible, mainly north of Monarch Pass.

Extended Outlook:
Highs will remain chilly on Thursday, but could rebound by a few degrees before the Arctic Express slams into Southern Colorado this weekend. Friday will be colder, but the real big chill won't arrive until the weekend. Outside of the mountains, negative lows are expected, with highs only warming into the 10s along the I-25 corridor. We'll also introduce some snow flurries to the forecast on Friday and Saturday, with light snow showers by Sunday.

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