Heavy snow expected tonight through Thursday morning

Snow Accumulation 2/24 - 2/25
Pikes Peak Region Snow Accumulation
Arkansas River Valley Snowfall
Southern I-25 Snowfall Accumulation
Posted at 6:57 AM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 15:38:08-05

Today’s Forecast:

Forecast High Temperatures
Forecast Highs Wednesday 3/8/2021

The forecast today is going to be about 30 degrees colder than we were yesterday!

We'll stay dry today but snow will start falling in Denver late this afternoon and the rest of our snow will fall tonight.

Snow Tonight & Tomorrow Morning:

Pikes Peak Region Snow Accumulation
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

Snow will start to fall in the Pikes Peak Region this evening, with a second push after midnight.

We'll see 3 to 5 inches across most of town, but west of I-25 and north of the Briargate Exit, where upslope winds and terrain help, we'll see totals somewhere between 4 to 7 inches.

Snow will stop falling mid-morning Thursday, but the commutes tonight through lunchtime tomorrow will be slow and dangerous.

Arkansas River Valley Snowfall
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

We won't see as much snowfall in Pueblo, and most of the accumulation on the map above will fall after midnight tonight.

The heaviest snow will be in and around the Wet Mountains, with 5-7 inches near Rye, and nearly 10 inches around San Isabel!

Even in Pueblo where we will stay below 3 inches, we'll see slick and slow driving conditions Thursday morning, so plan ahead and be careful.

Southern I-25 Snowfall Accumulation
Expected snowfall in the Pikes Peak Region from 2/24 - 2/25/2021

One of the biggest changes from yesterday to today is that this snow system took a big shift north. That means we'll see less snow for areas south of Walsenburg.

The best snow will fall from Walsenburg west into La Veta Pass and the surrounding Sangre De Cristo towns.

Most of this snow will fall tonight after midnight, but we could see snow linger through the mid-morning of Thursday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 36; Low: 18. Cold, cloudy, and windy today with moderate to heavy snow tonight and Thursday morning. We'll see the heaviest snow west of I-25 and north of Briargate, but the city as a whole will be in for slow and dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning.

PUEBLO: High: 42; Low: 20. Cold, breezy, and chilly today with snow late tonight through Thursday morning. We could see around 1 to 3 inches of snow in Pueblo, with an inch or two more expected in Pueblo west. Even if we only get an inch or two, we should plan for slow and slick commutes tomorrow morning.

CANON CITY: High: 41; Low: 21. Cold and cloudy today with snow tonight through tomorrow morning. We could see around 2 to 4 inches tonight through Thursday morning, meaning most roads in and around town will be very slick for tomorrow morning's commutes.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 35; Low: 10. Cold and breezy today with moderate to heavy snow falling tonight through early tomorrow morning. Snow will start falling tonight and continue through early Thursday morning. Some of the heaviest snow will fall east of Woodland Park in Ute Pass, with 5 to 8 inches possible near Cascade. Teller county is still in for a good amount of snow, and most commutes will be slick and dangerous through Thursday morning.

TRI-LAKES: High: 30s; Low: 10s. Cold and windy at times today with heavy snow tonight and early tomorrow morning. Snow will start to move down from Denver after 4 pm and continue through tonight, ending early Thursday morning. We could see heavy snow in the region, with 4 to 7 inches expected, and maybe a touch more over west by Palmer Lake.

PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Chilly and cloudy today with light snow moving in tonight through early Thursday morning. For most areas east of El Paso and Pueblo counties, we'll see less than 3 inches of snow, with slightly higher totals north of Highway 50 overnight. Warm air today could leave a few roads with a layer of ice as the first round of snow falls and melts, only to freeze.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Cloudy, cold, and windy today with snow moving in tonight, mostly after midnight. The heaviest snow will fall from Walsenburg to Aguilar, and especially west through La Veta Pass and Cuchara. We'll very rough commutes over the mountains tomorrow morning, and I-25 won't be much better.

MOUNTAINS: High: 30s; Low: 10s. Cloudy and cold over the mountains today with snow late today and tonight. We'll see the heaviest snow tonight in the Wet and Sangre De Cristo Mountains, with totals generally between 5 to 10 inches over 8,000 feet.

Extended Outlook:
Thursday will be dry in the afternoon with sunny skies by Friday. There could be a few flurries or light snow showers on Saturday, but we should stay dry through Sunday.

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