Our winter storm is over-performing with tremendous snow still falling from El Paso County up through Denver and out east into the plains. Heavy snow will continue falling through the morning as the winds start to pick up around 5am, making any morning drives even worse later this morning. Temperatures will stay in the 20s and low 30s across the region today, but with wind chills in the teens and at times, single digits in the Pikes Peak Region. Snow is expected to taper off after lunch, but slick drives will remain well into the evening as CDOT works to catch up and clean off the roadways.
We're seeing impressive snow totals across the region this morning. Here at the Rockrimmon studios for KOAA News 5 there's at least 9.5" of snow on the ground.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 28; Low: 8. Heavy snow will continue to fall across Colorado Springs through the morning with a noticeable cut back in the snow around and especially after lunchtime. The winds will increase through the morning, gusting between 20 to 40 mph across town, but then decrease starting a few hours after lunchtime. Overnight we'll be dry but very cold with lows falling to the single digits.
PUEBLO: High: 32; Low: 9. Periods of blowing snow through the morning but with small accumulations, likely staying under 2 inches through the day. It'll be cold, especially with gusty north winds during the day, with dry skies expected by and after lunchtime. Overnight we'll stay dry and very cold with lows dropping into the single digits.
CANON CITY: High: 31; Low: 11. Moderate snowfall with some gusty winds will continue to fall through Canon City and Fremont County up until lunch today, with mostly dry skies (maybe a few flurries) expected after lunch to the end of the day. Temperatures will stay cold all day with lows falling into the single digits and low teens by tomorrow morning.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 16; Low: -2. Moderate to heavy snow will continue through Teller County this morning but with only a few gusty winds as the morning progresses on. Expect slick roads and dangerous commutes even after the snow stops falling past lunchtime. Temperatures tonight will dive into the negatives with calm winds.
TRI-LAKES: High: 20s; Low: >10. Heavy, blowing snow will continue through the Tri-Lakes region from this morning to the early afternoon. Snowfall will start to cut back after lunchtime, with dry skies expected after 3 pm. The winds will stay strong through the morning but generally get lighter after lunch time. The roads will stay snow packed even after the snow stops by 3 pm, until CDOT can catch up tonight. Lows will fall into the low single digits overnight.
PLAINS: High: 30s; Low: 10s. Snowfall will spread east into the plains from the late morning through the end of the afternoon, but we're really only going to see impacts from this snow along and north of highway 50. Strong, gusty winds out of the north between 30 to 50 mph could make driving very difficult and dangerous for all roads east of El Paso and Pueblo counties from 9 am through 4 pm today. Overnight the snow will be gone but temperatures will drop into the single digits and a few negatives, especially up near Limon.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 20s; Low: >10. There will be a few snow showers that leave the mountains west of Walsenburg and Trinidad today, but little to no accumulation is expected from the late morning through the afternoon. The winds will be gusty along and east of I-25, especially from the late morning through the early afternoon.
Other than temperatures Wednesday morning starting out in the single digits and a few negatives across the mountains and valleys, Wednesday will actually be decent with calm winds and cold daytime highs. Thanksgiving day looks dry for now with highs back in the 40s across the lower elevations. A rain to snow mix is possible on Friday, with a sunny and dry weekend likely.