Heavy bursts of snow & thundersnow possible into Thursday morning

Snow Accumulations
Posted at 7:20 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 21:26:43-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Snow will continue to expand along I-25 this evening, with the snow likely to reach Pueblo between 8-10 pm. However, most of the heavier snowfall is expected across the Pikes Peak Region and southern I-25 corridor. Due to the convective nature of this storm, we're watching for the potential for thundersnow in some areas tonight, along with heavier bursts of snow. This could lead to locally higher accumulations and rapidly changing driving conditions across very small distances. Be safe out there, and plan for a longer commute to work on Thursday.

Snow Accumulations
Snowfall accumulation forecast for Southern Colorado through Thursday morning

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 10; High: 28. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Pikes Peak Region until 5 a.m. Thursday. Snow could be heavy at times, with the potential for thundersnow. Skies will turn partly cloudy by the afternoon as highs will be colder.

PUEBLO: Low: 12; High: 30. Since this storm will favor areas north and south of Pueblo, snowfall totals will be much lower than for other parts of Southern Colorado. Highs on Thursday will warm into the upper 20s and lower 30s under partly cloudy skies.

CANON CITY: Low: 14; High: 32. Light snow showers overnight tonight will taper off by early Thursday, leaving us partly cloudy and chilly for the remainder of the day.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 4; High: 24. Periods of heavy snow and the potential for thundersnow will continue until very early Thursday. Even though the snow is expected to wrap up well before sunrise, expect a slick and slow commute to work.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 0s; High: 20s. A Winter Weather Advisory will remain in effect through early Thursday morning, with the potential for heavy snow and thundersnow over northern El Paso County. Skies will clear out Thursday, but we'll struggle to warm out of the upper 20s.

PLAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. Although some light snow will be possible tonight as far east as Crowley and Otero counties, this will not be a big snow maker for the Plains. Thursday's forecast will be mostly cloudy and cold, with morning flurries possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the southern I-25 corridor through 5 a.m. Thursday. The snow will taper off early in the day, with decreasing clouds through the afternoon.

MOUNTAINS: Low: -0s/0s; High: 10s/20s. Heavy snow will be possible across the mountains tonight, with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until 5 a.m. Thursday. Skies will dry out pretty early Thursday, leaving us cold and breezy.

Extended Outlook:
We'll see a nice big boost in temperatures on Friday before a weak cold front pushes into Southern Colorado on Saturday. Ahead of the front, we'll see seasonable highs and dry skies most of Saturday, with few snow flurries possible by Saturday evening. The cold front will drop highs on Sunday, but the cool down won't last long as the forecast next week will turn bright and mild with a nice string of above average days ahead for Southern Colorado.

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