Easter Sunday storm to deliver wind, cold and snow to Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado snowfall forecast 4/12 - 4/13/20
Posted at 6:04 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 20:25:37-04

Tonight's Forecast: A powerful cold front will bring cold Canadian air to Southern Colorado tonight, along with strong northerly wind gusts. Winds will increase after midnight, with 40-50 mph gusts possible by Sunday morning across the region.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 30; High: 34. Easter Sunday will be a big departure from Saturday's weather. It will be windy and cold, with snow showers increasing throughout the day. Snow totals from a trace to 3", highest on the northern and western sides of town.

PUEBLO: Low: 38; High: 41. Brace yourselves for a cold, windy and unsettled Easter Sunday. Not much moisture is expected this far south, but we still expect to see rain and snow showers at times on Sunday. Snow totals less than 1".

CANON CITY: Low: 39; High: 43. With a stay-at-home order still in place for Colorado, Easter Sunday's forecast of cold, wind and snow will be another excuse to stay home. Snow totals from a trace to 2".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 22; High: 26. Easter Sunday will be cold throughout Teller County. Snow and wind will combine to bring moderate to major impacts to highways and local roads. Snow totals from 4-7".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 20s/30s. Snow, wind and bitter cold for mid-April standards will arrive on Easter Sunday. The snow will pick up by mid-morning, and will continue at times through Sunday night. Snow totals from 3-6".

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 30s/40s. Easter Sunday will be windy and cold across the Plains. We're not expecting a lot of precipitation here on Sunday, but there still could be some scattered rain and snow showers during the day.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 30s/40s. Cold and windy on Sunday, with a chance for afternoon and evening snow showers. We won't see much accumulation for far southern parts of the I-25 corridor, with totals likely under an inch.

Extended Outlook: Snow should taper off in most areas by late Sunday night or early Monday morning, but it's a only expected to be a brief break as more light snow moves in Monday afternoon. Tuesday and Wednesday will be mainly dry, with a mixed bag of precipitation possible late Wednesday night and Thursday. Temperature wise...overnight lows heading into Monday morning will be in the single digits and teens across Southern Colorado, with one more cold night expected Monday night/Tuesday morning. Cold highs will accompany those frigid lows until Wednesday when temperatures begin to moderate.