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Mountain snow returns on Tuesday, generally dry elsewhere

Fountain Creek Nature Center
Posted at 6:58 PM, Jan 20, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: A weak disturbance coming out of the Desert SW tonight will spread clouds into Southern Colorado, with areas of light snow for the mountains. Lows tonight under cloudy skies will be much warmer, with 20s instead of single digits and teens.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 26; High: 48. Below freezing, but not quite the teens we saw the past few mornings. Highs will be slightly cooler on Tuesday, with snow showers possible over Pikes Peak.

PUEBLO: Low: 23; High: 50. Cloudy skies and above average temperatures on Tuesday as we go back to work and school after the holiday weekend. Look for highs to top out near 50 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 28; High: 51. Cloudy skies and mild highs, with a slight chance for some light rain or snow showers. Better chances with this storm will be over the Fremont County mountains.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 25; High: 45. A slight chance of snow on Tuesday, with better chances for snow over the Teller County mountains. Highs on Tuesday will warm into the middle 40s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 40s. Dry skies, but plenty of cloud cover on Tuesday after the holiday weekend. Winds will be light, with highs above average for this time of the year.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s/50s. Other than the mountains, the far southeast Plains will have the best chance of seeing any precipitation on Tuesday. Here it should fall as rain as temperatures will warm into the upper 40s and 50s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 40s/50s. We're not expecting much, but we could see a passing rain or snow shower on Tuesday, with the best chances near the New Mexico state-line.

Extended Outlook: More snow will fall in the mountains through the middle of the week. A second storm coming out of the Pacific NW will keep mountain snow in the forecast through Thursday, with only a very slight chance that anything falls on Wednesday or Thursday east of the mountains, perhaps up towards Palm Divide. Dry skies return Friday, with a warm-up heading into the weekend.