Morning snow followed by dry skies and melting this afternoon

Snow Pumpkins
Posted at 3:30 AM, Oct 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-24 14:51:04-04

Today’s Forecast:
Heavy snow overnight continues to fall across southern Colorado through the morning hours. Snow will continue to diminish first in the Pikes Peak region, followed by the highway 50 corridor from Canon City through Pueblo to La Junta, and finally across the southern mountains and I-25 corridor closer to lunch. Commutes will be slickest this morning over Monument Hill, and south of El Paso county where the snow will continue to fall heaviest. Sunny skies and above freezing temperatures will return later this afternoon, melting snow and leaving the evening commutes in good shape.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 38; Low - 20. Morning light snow and flurries in the early morning with sunny and above freezing temperatures in the afternoon. The slickest early morning drives will be on the west and north sides of town where temperatures were coldest overnight. Warmer overnight air and pre-treatments have kept most of I-25 wet.

PUEBLO: High - 42; Low - 21. Heavy morning snowfall with slick commutes expected through the mid morning. Temperatures stay at or just below freezing will likely mean roads are just snowy, instead of icy. Snowfall will diminish by the mid morning with a sunny and above freezing afternoon.

CANON CITY: High - 39; Low - 23. Heavy snowfall will continue into the mid morning hours with slick commutes likely lasting an hour after the snow stops. Temperatures in and around Canon City have stay at or near freezing, meaning the roads will either be wet or snowy but likely not icy. Snow will diminish by mid morning with a sunny and above freezing afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 31; Low - 15. Heavy snow overnight and well below freezing temperatures will make for a slick and tricky drive this morning through Woodland Park and the majority of Teller County. Snowfall will continue to diminish by sunrise, but a few flurries may hang onto 7 am. Temperatures will stay at or below freezing all day, meaning that icy road conditions will be a threat well into the evening, despite road treatments by CDOT.

TRI-LAKES: High - 30s; Low - 10s. Light to moderate snow will continue to fall up to sunrise today, but below freezing temperatures will make for very slow and slick commutes early this morning. Ice is possible on I-25 over Monument Hill, but especially in and around the Tri-Lakes area on the small roads and in town. Sunny skies will return with afternoon temperatures climbing to or just above freezing.

PLAINS: High - 40s; Low - 10/20s. Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall across the plains from the early to mid morning, with dry skies expected by lunch. Temperatures staying at or just below freezing will likely keep the roads wet or just snow covered, with ice not a major concern for highway 50. Sunny afternoon skies with temperatures back above freezing will melt what snow collected this morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 30s; Low - 10s. Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall from the morning to the mid afternoon from Walsenburg to Trinidad, and west across the mountain towns. Despite light winds, heavy snow will make travel slick and slow in the morning. Temperatures are staying right near the freezing level, meaning I-25 and La Veta Pass will hold snow on the road as long as the heavy snow continues to fall. Dry and sunny skies will take over past lunchtime, meaning we'll melt down some of the snow by sunset.

Extended Outlook:
Icy conditions are possible tonight, mainly on smaller side streets across the region, as melting snow during the day freezes over tonight. Temperatures will fall into the teens and low 20s by tonight through Friday morning. Friday is going to be sunny and mild through the afternoon with dry skies. Saturday still looks amazing with highs in the 60s and 70s across the lower elevations. The next chance for snow comes Sunday, and possibly into Monday.

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