Late week snow and cold expected for Southern Colorado

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:50 PM, Dec 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-09 20:50:09-05

Tonight's Forecast:
The forecast will be relatively quiet this evening, with some changes then expected to arrive by early Thursday morning. After midnight, we'll see increasing clouds as a storm pushes closer to Southern Colorado. A cold front associated with this storm will arrive during the predawn hours, with 20-40 mph gusts from the Pikes Peak Region east into the Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 32; High: 44. Windy in the morning and cloudy throughout the day, with snow expected to begin after sunset Thursday night. Periods of snow will be possible through the overnight hours and into Friday morning.

PUEBLO: Low: 22; High: 46. We'll see strong morning breezes across Pueblo County on Thursday as a cold front sweeps through the area around sunrise. Moisture won't arrive until later in the day, with rain changing to snow by the evening hours.

CANON CITY: Low: 38; High: 45. Thursday will be a much colder day, with increasing clouds giving way to late afternoon rain and snow showers. A changeover to all snow is expected by Thursday night, with snow continuing into Friday morning.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 30; High: 34. With temperatures in the 30s in Woodland Park on Thursday, it will be a much colder day compared to what we saw earlier in the week. Snow is expected to develop by late afternoon or early evening.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. An early morning cold front will bring gusty winds to the forecast, and much colder afternoon highs. Even with overcast skies during the day, snow is not expected to form until closer to the evening.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s. A colder day is expected on Thursday, with highs only warming into the 40s. Wind gusts will be pretty strong during the morning hours, with a rain/snow mix likely by late afternoon or early evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 40s. Skies will be overcast on Thursday, and our forecast much colder as a storm pushes into Southern Colorado. Rain and snow showers will be possible by the afternoon, turning to all snow by Thursday night.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 20s/30s. Unsettled weather returns to the mountains of Southern Colorado on Thursday, along with colder temperatures and gusty winds. Winter Weather Advisories will go into effect during the evening hours and continue through at least Friday night.

Extended Outlook:
The first wave of snow is expected to taper off Friday afternoon, with a break from the snow through midday Saturday. Another wave of snow will follow, with some snow likely from Saturday afternoon into Saturday night. Snow totals over the mountains could top 8-12", with amounts closer to 2-6" for the Pikes Peak Region. Temperatures will be much colder on Friday and Saturday, with highs only warming into the 20s and 30s. Dry and warmer weather will return in time to salvage the second half of the weekend, and that warm-up will continue into early next week.