Increasing cloud cover, wind and temperatures are expected through southern Colorado today. We'll see a northerly wind mix the air and push temperatures into the 40s through the plains into the afternoon. We are going to stay dry during the daytime, but snow starts to show up this evening and blows through the region Friday morning. Snow totals will be tricky with this system, and expanded on at the bottom of this story.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 43; Low: 20. Increasing cloud cover with gusty northerly winds and dry skies from the afternoon through the early evening.
PUEBLO: High: 47; Low: 18. Sunny skies in the morning with increasing clouds through the afternoon and dry skies until sometime after midnight.
CANON CITY: High: 46; Low: 26. Increasing cloud cover with some gusty winds and dry skies until later in the evening hours.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 37; Low: 18. Increasing clouds and gusty winds with dry daytime conditions, but snow will likely start showing up in the evening hours.
TRI-LAKES: High: 30s; Low: 10s. Increasing clouds and very gusty north winds with dry daytime conditions before snow starts showing up this evening.
PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 10s. Increasing cloud cover and gusty north winds with dry daytime conditions and snow likely showing up north of highway 50 in the evening hours.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 10s. Increasing cloud cover and windy at times with dry daytime and evening conditions.
For our region, snowfall starts showing up this evening from north to south, and continues to fall through Friday morning. Snowfall totals will depend on where the heavy snow bands develop. As of now, it looks like the Palmer Divide and eastern El Paso County will see the heaviest snow bands, dropping somewhere between 2 to 5 inches of snow. If this system shifts west slightly, we'll add 2 to 3 inches of snow onto the Colorado Springs and Monument forecast totals.
We're going to be dry but cold Friday night with sunny and dry skies on Saturday. The next chance for snow comes Sunday evening through Monday morning, primarily for towns west of I-25.