Extreme cold, with periods of snow through Sunday afternoon

Winter Weather Impacts
Snow Accumulation forecast
Posted at 6:49 PM, Feb 13, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-13 20:51:08-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Southern Colorado will experience a wintry mix of snow and extreme cold tonight. The snow will be light and fluffy, and should pile up pretty quickly, with some areas picking up more than a half a foot of fresh powder by Sunday morning. Along with the cold, we'll see dangerous wind chill values across the region tonight. Some areas could see wind chill temperatures drop lower than -20 degrees.

Snow Accumulation forecast
Snow accumulation forecast through Sunday afternoon for Southern Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: -7; High: 1. Overnight snowfall will taper off to flurries by Sunday morning, with the chance for a few peeks of sunshine by the afternoon. But snow is only part of the story as lows Sunday morning will drop well below zero and highs in the afternoon will struggle to warm into the single digits. Snow totals will range between 3-6".

PUEBLO: Low: -7; High: 2. Extreme cold and snow can be expected during the overnight hours for Pueblo, with afternoon highs on Sunday only warming into the single digits! Snow totals in Pueblo and Pueblo West will range between 3-6".

CANON CITY: Low: -1; High: 5. After talking about it for the past week, the Polar Express is here! Snow is in tonight's forecast, with scattered scattered snow showers and single digit highs to follow on Sunday. Snow totals from 2-5".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: -6; High: 3. Overnight snow in Teller County will taper off to flurries early Sunday morning. The other big story is the cold, with negative lows and single digit highs for the next 24 hours. Snow totals from 3-6".

TRI-LAKES: Low: -10s/-0s; High: 0s. Snowy, breezy and very cold tonight across northern El Paso County. Both a Winter Weather Advisory and a Wind Chill Advisory are in effect through at least Sunday evening. Snow totals from 3-6".

PLAINS: Low: -10s/-0s; High: -0s/0s. Dangerous wind chill values and snow tonight across the Plains. As the snow tapers off by midday Sunday, the cold will stay in place as highs struggle to warm into the single digits. Snow totals from 4-10".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: -0s; High: 0s. Bitterly cold overnight temperatures and snow should be enough to keep most people inside. Lingering snow showers and cold air on Sunday will keep winter going strong for the southern I-25 corridor. Snow totals from 2-5".

MOUNTAINS: Low: -0s; High: -0s/0s. Snow will pile up in the mountains through the day on Sunday as the cold air pushes into the higher elevations as we close out the weekend. Winter Storm Warnings have been issued for the Sangres and the San Juans. Some areas could see an additional 1-2 feet of snow over the next 24 hours.

Extended Outlook:
As the snow comes to an end on Sunday, our forecast will turn extremely cold Sunday night, the coldest night of the forecast period. Overnight lows along the I-25 corridor will range from -5 to -15 degrees, with wind chill values as cold as -25 to -35 degrees. This will be the most dangerous time to be outside, with an increased risk of frostbite. Monday's highs will stay below freezing, but Tuesday looks warmer as 30s return to many areas. A weak disturbance knocks down temperatures by 5-10 degrees on Wednesday, with a chance for light snow Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

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