Dry and windy today, flurries Saturday, followed by heavy snow Sunday

Posted at 6:29 AM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 12:06:19-05

Today’s Forecast:
Strong, gusty winds will run through southern Colorado today while heavier snow continues to fall out west across the high country. We are going to stay dry across southern Colorado today, but prepare for slick drives if you're going out west, especially along I-70 and parts of highway 24 as they run north. Daytime highs will be above freezing today but we'll drop back into the 20s overnight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 50; Low: 23. Partly sunny, chilly, and windy today with wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range at their highest today.

PUEBLO: High: 57; Low: 24. Partly cloudy skies with mild daytime highs and wind gusts between 40 to 50 mph at their highest today.

CANON CITY: High: 54; Low: 29. Partly cloudy skies and windy with gusts between 40 to 50 mph and mild daytime highs.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 41; Low: 22. Partly sunny and windy today with chilly daytime highs and gusts over 40 mph from the mid morning through the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Partly sunny, cold, and windy with wind gusts between 30 to 40 mph at their strongest today.

PLAINS: High: 50s; Low: 20s. Partly cloudy and mild with strong winds gusting over 40 mph especially along and north of highway 50.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 50s; Low: 20s. Partly sunny and windy today with gusts between 40 to 50 mph in the mountains west of the southern I-25 stretch and plenty of 40 mph gusts between Walsenburg and Trinidad.

Extended Outlook:
Light snow and flurries are expected early Saturday morning through Fremont, Teller, Pueblo, and El Paso counties, but after that we should stay mostly dry. The bulk of our weekend snow arrives Sunday morning, and continues falling in waves through Sunday night, ending with flurries early Monday morning. As noted in the picture at the top of this story, snow totals will be highest west of I-25, and at areas over 7,000 feet. The wind will not be overly strong with this storm, but any driving will be slick and slow during the day Sunday.