Overnight cold front brings powerful winds, rain and snow to Southern Colorado

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Posted at 5:06 PM, Nov 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-07 19:39:27-05

Tonight's Forecast:
A lot of weather will happen tonight when most of us are asleep as a powerful storm system slams into Southern Colorado. Wind will be the big story with this system. Gusts could top 60 mph across the lower elevations, and reach as high as 80 mph in the mountains. High Wind Warnings are set to go into effect at 11 pm, and will last through 8 am Sunday.

In addition to the wind, the mountains will see periods of rain and snow tonight, with the heaviest stuff over the San Juans. East of the mountains, a quick burst of rain will be possible after midnight as the cold front comes screaming through the Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 40; High: 57. After some overnight rain showers, skies will turn mostly sunny on Sunday across the Pikes Peak Region. It will still be windy across the area, with gusts to 45 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 43; High: 62. Turning mostly sunny on Sunday, with cooler highs and dry skies. Wind will remain the big story, with gusts to 45 mph.

CANON CITY: Low: 43; High: 57. An early morning shower is possible over Fremont County. Otherwise Sunday will be dry, windy and cooler. Wind gusts 40-50 mph will be possible at times, especially early in the day.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 30; High: 45. A morning snow shower will be possible across Teller County. By the afternoon, sunshine will return and we'll end the day with fall-like highs and gusty winds.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 50s. An isolated snow shower will be possible in the morning, but otherwise, Sunday's forecast will be dry. Behind the overnight cold front, it will turn cooler and windy compared to what we saw Saturday.

PLAINS: Low: 40s/50s; High: 60s/70s. Early morning showers will give way to a mild and windy afternoon. Gusts on Sunday could reach 50-55 mph across the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 50s. An early morning shower will be possible on Sunday. Otherwise, we'll see a dry, but windy day across the region. Gusts could top 50-55 mph.

Extended Outlook:
A second wave of moisture will bring snow back to the mountains by Sunday night, with snow continuing for the higher elevations through Monday. By Monday, there's a better chance east of the mountains that we'll see a little bit of light snow, although it won't add up to much. Temperatures will be much cooler next week, with highs only warming into the 30s, 40s and 50s.

Aside from a few mountain snow showers and the storm on Monday, the extended forecast looks dry across Southern Colorado.

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