More light snow and flurries behind an afternoon cold front

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Posted at 4:09 AM, Dec 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-29 15:07:03-05

Today’s Forecast:

Overnight and early morning snow left us with a mess across southern Colorado. Most of the major roadways are covered with packed snow, and in many cases there is ice underneath. Early morning snow will dwindle into a dry day.

Fog will be very thick across the plains today, especially for areas along and east of I-25. Visibility could be less than a quarter of a mile in many areas.

Light snow in the evening will follow a cold front in the early afternoon, but we shouldn't see much accumulation from this second round of snow.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 40; Low: 12. Cold and windy today, especially in the afternoon along and behind our cold front. Additional light snow showers and flurries are likely in the evening, but little to no additional accumulation is expected.

PUEBLO: High: 44; Low: 10. Cold and windy today as the cold front passes in the afternoon. Flurries are possible this evening behind the front, but it's likely most of that snow will stay west of the city and any snow we do get will not accumulate or cause travel problems.

CANON CITY: High: 43; Low: 15. Cold and breezy today with more light snow expected in the afternoon and evening hours. Any additional snowfall should be light enough where snow accumulations are negligible.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 32; Low: 4. Cold and breezy today with late day and evening light snow possible. Any additional snow should stay at an inch or less through Woodland Park and most of Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: High: 30s; Low: <10s. Windy and cold today, especially in the early afternoon when a cold front blows over Monument Hill. We could get a little light snow or flurries late today and this evening, but additional snow should stay at an inch or less and likely cause little to no traffic issues.

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 20s. There could very well be some slick and icy roads out in the plains today, but mainly in areas that saw snow overnight. Freezing rain is possible in the morning across Baca county, but otherwise the day will be dry and windy behind the afternoon cold front. We should stay dry tonight.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 10s. Slick roads are expected across the region, but the worst driving conditions will be west across La Veta and La Veta Pass. It'll be breezy and chilly this afternoon as a cold front moves through. Light snow is possible this evening but little to no snow accumulation is expected.

MOUNTAINS: High: 30s; Low: <10s. Very slick morning drives from overnight and early morning heavy snow. We will likely see a second round of snow showers from this evening through early Wednesday morning, but snow totals look to stay pretty light. Maybe another inch or two at the absolute most for some of our mountain and valley towns along the Sangres and the Wets.

Extended Outlook:
The forecast will be dry on Wednesday and Thursday here at home, but we'll still be pretty cold. I see a small chance for flurries in the mountains Thursday afternoon but it's likely that we'll stay dry here in southern Colorado on both New Years Eve and New Years Day. The weekend looks warmer and dry for now.