Fog and drizzle today, blizzard conditions Thursday for Denver commuters

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Posted at 6:04 AM, Mar 17, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
A large low pressure system to our west is working to pull moist, cold air from the plains into the mountains, causing widespread fog, drizzle, and even some freezing drizzle this morning. Low clouds, fog, and some drizzle will likely linger into the afternoon, especially for the foothills of the Front Range and across Colorado Springs. We'll be warmer and even a bit sunnier south of Pueblo through the afternoon. Overnight the clouds will clear and so will any fog.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 48; Low: 32. Cloudy with persistent fog and drizzle across Colorado Springs, even into the early afternoon. Clear skies return tonight.

PUEBLO: High: 51; Low: 31. Mostly cloud today with fog and drizzle likely through the morning, with drier and clearer skies in the afternoon.

CANON CITY: High: 53; Low: 38. Mostly cloudy with patchy fog and drizzle in the morning and clearer and even a bit sunnier skies in the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 52; Low: 32. Patchy fog in the morning with sunnier skies through the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: High: 50s; Low: 30s. Cloudy and cold with patchy drizzle and fog in the morning before clearer skies in the afternoon.

PLAINS: High: 50s; Low: 30s. Patchy fog and drizzle in the morning and early afternoon, mainly north of highway 50.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 50s; Low: 30s. Warmer and sunnier in the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday looks warmer and dry ahead of a large impact system on Thursday. Thursday is going to be active with heavy snow along and north of Monument Hill up to Denver with wind gusts between 40 to 50 mph. Denver commutes will be dangerous, especially in the afternoon and evening with blizzard to blizzard like conditions expected. South of El Paso County, there will mostly just be strong winds with showers.