Much colder air on Sunday with snow developing late

Cheyenne Mountain and Quail Lake
Posted at 6:25 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 20:29:53-04

Tonight’s Forecast: A powerful cold front will arrive late this evening, with increasing wind and clouds across Southern Colorado. North wind gusts to 40 mph will be possible through the overnight hours. A slight chance of sleet or freezing rain is possible tonight across the Palmer Divide. Otherwise, we should hold off on precipitation until Sunday, with snow showers set to increase during the day.

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect from 4 pm Sunday to 6 pm Monday for Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Pueblo, Huerfano, Teller and El Paso counties. The Wet Mountains and northern Sangres are also included in the advisory.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 28; High - 32. A few light snow showers will be possible on Sunday. Widespread and heavier snowfall picks up Sunday night into Monday. Totals from 4-7"

PUEBLO: Low - 33; High - 36. Cold weather returns on Sunday after a high of 79 degrees on Saturday. Snow increases late Sunday and Monday in Pueblo County. Totals from 3-5".

CANON CITY: Low - 34; High - 36. Saturday's sunny and warm weather will be replaced with gray and cold weather on Sunday. Snow increases late Sunday, and continues through Monday afternoon. Totals from 5-8".

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 23; High - 27. Light snow showers on Sunday, along with much colder temperatures. The snow will pick up in intensity by the evening hours. Totals from 6-9"

TRI-LAKES: Low - 20s; High - 20s. Temperatures will stay in the 20s all day on Sunday across the Tri-Lakes. Our next storm system will bring on-again/off-again snow showers during the day, with heavier snow at night. Totals from 6-9".

PLAINS: Low - 20s; High - 30s. A major cold snap arrives on Sunday. Temperatures will only warm into the 30s during the day, with gray skies. Snow arrives Sunday night, and continues through Monday evening. Totals taper off towards the southeast corner of the state, ranging from a trace to 3 inches.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 20s/30s; High - 30s. A new storm arrives late Sunday, but shouldn't bring the same amounts of snow as the last storm. The Wet Mountains will see snow showers starting Sunday morning, with snow from Sunday night through Monday evening across the I-25 corridor. Totals from 2-5"

Extended Outlook: Snow from storm #1 should taper off in most areas Monday afternoon. A brief break in the action is expected for about 24 hours before snow returns Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. It's a little premature to report on anticipated totals from storm #2, but an early look suggests that we could see similar amounts to the first storm of the week. Stay tuned for updates. Temperatures will remain in the 20s and 30s during the day through Wednesday, with lows at night in the single digits and teens. Halloween looks dry, but cold and spooky. Extra layers are suggested for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.