Much colder Thursday, with morning snow showers possible

Colorado Springs 5 Day Forecast
Snow Accumulation map for Southern Colorado
Posted at 7:18 PM, Feb 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-03 22:55:29-05

Tonight's Forecast:
A strong cold front will blast hrough Southern Colorado tonight, with gusty winds and some moisture. Snow is not expected to be widespread with this storm, but we can't rule out some light snow for parts of Southern Colorado through Thursday morning. Outside of the mountains, the highest accumulations will be for Teller County, the Palmer Divide and the southern I-25 corridor.

Snow Accumulation map for Southern Colorado
Snow Accumulation forecast for Southern Colorado - 2/3 to 2/4/21

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 24; High: 36. Early morning snow showers will give way to decreasing clouds by the afternoon. Highs on Thursday will be nearly 30 degrees colder than what we saw on Wednesday, only warming into the mid 30s.

PUEBLO: Low: 29; High: 42. A light mix of rain and snow will be possible during the overnight hours, potentially turning to light snow by Thursday morning. The storm will clear out by mid-morning, leaving us cold and breezy through the afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 29; High: 42. An overnight mix of rain and snow should clear out of Fremont County by early Thursday morning, leaving us windy and colder than what we saw Wednesday.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 22; High: 31. Light overnight and morning snow showers across Teller County could factor into the morning commute on Thursday. Skies will clear out by the afternoon as our weather turns cold and windy.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s. Light snow showers developing late tonight should taper off by early Thursday morning. With a few inches of snow possible, travel over the Palmer Divide Thursday morning may be impacted as the roads turn slick and icy.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s. An overnight cold front will deliver more wind than snow to the Plains. A few rain and snow showers will be possible as well, but in general, we shouldn't see more than a dusting by mid-morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. Rain and snow showers late tonight will give way to morning snow showers, with a few inches possible across the southern I-25 corridor. Behind the storm, Thursday's weather will be windy and much colder.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0/10s; High: 10s/20s. The mountains will see a blast of snow, cold and gusty winds through Thursday afternoon. Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for the Sangres, with a Winter Storm Warning in effect for several mountain ranges along and north of I-70. Travel to the mountains on Thursday could be dangerous to impossible. Check ahead before hitting the roads!

Extended Outlook:
Dry weather is expected through the weekend, with near to below average for Southern Colorado through the weekend. Snow is not likely across the Plains until early next week, but the mountains will see another chance for snow by Friday.