Late night and morning snow for much of Southern Colorado

Sunday night forecast for Southern Colorado
Snow accumulation forecast
Posted at 5:28 PM, Dec 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-15 19:30:46-05

Tonight's Forecast: Snow will continue to fall across most of the region tonight. Increasing coverage and intensity is expected from late tonight into early Monday morning as the main part of the storm moves into Southern Colorado. The heaviest amounts of snow will occur over the Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. These areas could be waking up to as much as 1-2 feet of snow by Monday morning. We should also see quite a bit of snow overnight tonight along the I-25 corridor, especially areas west of the interstate. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories will remain in effect through Monday morning.

In addition to the snow, it will be a cold night, with lows dropping down to the single digits and teens. While there won't be much wind from this storm system, visibility will be low at times, especially during bands of heavy snow.

Roadways will be become snow-packed and icy tonight, and with temperatures generally below freezing tomorrow, untreated roads will be hazardous to drive on. As always, we urge you to drive slowly and cautiously during and after any snow storm.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 14; High: 28. Cold and snowy during the overnight hours. Most of the snow should taper off Monday morning, but a second weaker disturbance could keep a few snow flurries in the forecast through Monday evening. Snow totals will be highest west of I-25, with 4-8" in these areas. East of I-25, snow totals should range from 3-5".

PUEBLO: Low: 15; High: 32. Snow will continue from Sunday night into Monday morning. A few flurries will be possible from a secondary front on Monday, but additional accumulations past tomorrow morning will be minimal. Snow totals from 4-8".

CANON CITY: Low: 12; High: 30. Snow, snow and more snow! Snow will continue through Monday morning, tapering off to flurries through the remainder of the day. With highs staying below freezing, the snow won't go anywhere until later this week. Snow totals from 6-10".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 6; High: 17. Cold and snowy, with the heaviest snow expected from late Sunday night through Monday morning. A few additional snow showers will be possible during the day on Monday before the snow ends at night. Snow totals from 4-8".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s. Northern El Paso County won't see as much snow from this storm as areas to the south as we'll sit on the northern edge of the action. Periods of snow will be possible through Monday morning, with a few snow showers lingering into the afternoon hours. Snow totals from 3-6".

PLAINS: Low: 10s; High: 30s. Snow east of I-25 into the Plains will be much less significant than areas to the west. Periods of light snow will fall here late Sunday night into Monday morning, with dry skies and decreasing clouds on tap tomorrow afternoon. Snow totals from a trace to 2".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s; High: 20s. Other than the mountains, the brunt of this storm will take aim at southern sections of Southern Colorado. As of 5:30 pm Sunday, a weather spotter in Walsenburg reported 15" of snow. Another 6-10" of snow will be possible in these areas by Monday morning, with snow tapering off during the day.

Extended Outlook: Clearing skies behind the storm will lead to a very cold night for Southern Colorado. Lows by Tuesday morning will drop all the way down to the single digits and teens. A modest warm-up follows Tuesday afternoon, with even better warming on tap for our Wednesday. Other than Monday, highs will stay above freezing through next week, with dry skies on tap in our extended forecast.