Freezing drizzle Wednesday morning, snow Wednesday night

Winter Weather Advisory
Snow Accumulation Forecast
Posted at 6:41 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 21:39:36-05

Tonight's Forecast:
A cold front will push through Southern Colorado this evening, which will put an abrupt end to the warm weather that we saw today. Behind the front, light easterly winds and increasing low level moisture is forecast to increase the potential for low clouds, fog and freezing drizzle. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued beginning at 11 pm to cover the potential for freezing precipitation. Since it was so warm today, it might only stick to elevated surfaces, like bridges and overpasses. Nonetheless, be prepared for slick spots on your Wednesday morning commute.

Winter Weather Advisory
Winter Weather Advisory - 11 pm Tuesday to 11 am Wednesday & 5 pm Wednesday to 11 am Thursday

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 23; High: 32. The Pikes Peak Region will be under a Winter Weather Advisory until 11 am Wednesday for the potential for light icing and freezing drizzle. A second Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect at 5 pm as snow develops. Snow will continue through Thursday morning.

PUEBLO: Low: 28; High: 38. Much like the Springs, we'll also see a chance for freezing drizzle overnight tonight and into Wednesday morning. Snow moves in by Wednesday afternoon and evening as the second part of the storm arrives.

CANON CITY: Low: 24; High: 39. A late cold front will bring the potential for freezing drizzle to parts of Fremont County into Wednesday. Then comes the snow as the main part of the storm arrives late on Wednesday, with snow increasing between 5-8 pm.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 18; High: 34. Freezing drizzle isn't expected to be a problem for Teller County on Wednesday. In our area, snow will be the big story beginning late Wednesday afternoon and continuing into early Thursday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s. After a gorgeous and mild Tuesday, we're expecting a big change in the forecast starting tonight as a cold front will bring the potential for freezing drizzle. A more potent storm follows on Wednesday, with snow increasing by Wednesday afternoon.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 40s. It will be much colder on Wednesday, but we should stay dry across the Plains through at least Wednesday evening, with the snow not expected to pick up until late Wednesday night.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 40s. Freezing drizzle will be possible as far south as Huerfano County on Wednesday, but is not expected to reach the Trinidad area. Snow will develop by late Wednesday evening and could continue into Thursday morning.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect for the mountains of Southern Colorado beginning 5 pm Wednesday, and continue through 11 am Thursday. Driving across higher mountain passes could be difficult during the peak of the storm.

Extended Outlook:
The snow will continue through Thursday morning before letting up by the middle of the day. Snow totals should be quite impressive across the News 5 viewing area, especially around the Pikes Peak Region.

Snow Accumulation Forecast
Southern Colorado Snow Accumulation Forecast - 2/24 to 2/25/21

Lows Thursday night will be cold behind the storm. Friday's forecast will bring back the sunshine and highs will moderate across Southern Colorado. Further warming is expected Saturday before a weak storm knocks us back by about 10 degrees on Sunday, and could bring light snow showers to some areas.

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