Late week changes ahead after one last warm day on Wednesday

Hawk over Pikes Peak
Posted at 6:25 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 20:51:28-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Mostly clear skies and calm winds will make for a nice and pleasant night in Southern Colorado. With dry air in place, lows tonight will pretty cold. Areas east of the mountains will see 20s and 30s by Wednesday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 30; High: 65. One more really nice day ahead before late week changes bring a dose of cold, snow and gusty winds to the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 20; High: 66. Cold lows and mild highs for one more day on Wednesday before a big case of weather whiplash late this week.

CANON CITY: Low: 35; High: 67. Our hump day forecast couldn't be any better in Fremont County as we'll see another sunny and unseasonably warm day.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 27; High: 57. Mild highs and dry skies for the day on Wednesday, with big changes expected late this week.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s/30s; High: 60s. We'll see one more gorgeous and sunny day on Wednesday before a taste of winter moves in late this week.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 60s. A warm airmass will remain over the Plains on Wednesday, allowing for afternoon highs to top out in the middle 60s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 60s. Mostly sunny skies, light winds and well above average highs on Wednesday, followed by a taste of winter late this week.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. We'll see a healthy dose of sunshine and above average temperatures on Wednesday before snow and much colder air push into the mountains starting Thursday afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
An early morning cold front will bring 20-40 mph gusts to Southern Colorado Thursday morning. Snow isn't expected to develop until later in the day however, with the southern mountains likely to see some snow by late afternoon. Snow will push northeast towards the Plains by Thursday evening, with periods of snow in the forecast through Saturday morning. Along with the snow comes a healthy dose of colder air, with highs in the 20s and 30s on both Friday and Saturday.