Dry MLK Day, snow for Southern Colorado Monday night

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Posted at 5:50 PM, Jan 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 00:21:04-05

Tonight's Forecast:
A weak disturbance will bring some light snow showers to our state's central and northern mountain ranges late tonight. Snow is not expected for the Plains, nor for the Southern Colorado mountains. Overnight lows will be warmer than average across the region, with most of us cooling down to the 20s and 30s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 26; High: 39. An early morning cold front will set the stage for a breezy and colder day on Monday. We'll be watching Monday night through Tuesday morning for the potential for a light snow event. Snow totals from 0-2".

PUEBLO: Low: 23; High: 43. Our MLK Day forecast will be cooler and breezy, with highs only topping out in the lower 40s. Snow showers will be possible from Monday night through Tuesday morning. Snow totals from 0-2".

CANON CITY: Low: 31; High: 43. Most of our Monday will be dry before moisture increases and snow picks up by the late afternoon and evening hours. Snow will continue through Tuesday morning, with storm totals of 1-3".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 20; High: 31. MLK Day will be a cold and cloudy day across Teller County. Snow is expected to move into the forecast late in the day, and continue through early Tuesday morning. Snow totals from 1-3".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s. Cold, breezy and mostly cloudy on Monday. Snow showers will begin to develop by late afternoon or early evening, with light snow at times through early Tuesday. Snow totals from 1-2".

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s. An early morning cold front will bring a breezy and cooler day to the Plains on Monday. A few snow showers will be possible over Otero, Crowley and eastern parts of Las Animas counties, with dry skies for areas farther east.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. Dry skies early will give way to snow by Monday evening. Snow Monday night will be heavy at times across parts of Huerfano and Las Animas counties before letting up Tuesday morning. Snow totals from 2-6".

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 10s/20s. Dry skies early, with snow increasing across the mountains by Monday afternoon. The Wet Mountains could see 5-10" of snow, with 6-12" for the Sangres, and more than a foot possible across the San Juans. Snow will be heavy at times during the overnight hours before tapering off on Tuesday.

Extended Outlook:
The snow will come to an end from north to south early on Tuesday, leaving us with a colder day. Highs will only warm into the 20s and 30s. A quick warm-up will follow on Wednesday as highs bounce back by some 15-25 degrees. Our weather pattern will remain quiet through Friday. Mountain snow is likely by next weekend, but for now, the forecast along the I-25 corridor and across the Plains only shows a weak chance of precipitation late in the extended forecast.