Overnight snow, cold and wind expected across Southern Colorado

Winter Weather Impacts
Southern Colorado Winter Weather Alerts
Posted at 6:26 PM, Dec 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-12 20:26:41-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Snow and blowing snow will make for a crazy night of weather across Southern Colorado. Snow is expected to be heavy at times as the upslope flow helps to squeeze out plenty of moisture from this storm. The heaviest bands of snow are expected along and south of Highway 50.

Southern Colorado Winter Weather Alerts
Southern Colorado Winter Weather Alerts - 12/12 to 12/13/20

The southeastern Plains will be under a Winter Storm Warning through 11 am Sunday. Most everyone else in the News5 viewing area will be under a Winter Weather Advisory through early Sunday morning. In addition to the snow, tonight will be cold and windy across the region.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 11; High: 33. Overnight snow showers will come to an end well before sunrise. With several inches of fresh snow on the ground, we're in store for a cold Sunday across the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 12; High: 35. Snow will come to an end very early Sunday morning. Behind the storm, our weather on Sunday will be very cold. Temperatures will start out in the teens and then barely warm above freezing by the afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 15; High: 35. We can expect clearing skies and cold temperatures on Sunday. Morning lows in the teens will give way to highs in the lower to middle 30s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 6; High: 31. Dry weather returns on Sunday, with cold becoming the big story across Teller County. Morning lows in the single digits will give way to lower 30s for daytime highs.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 0s; High: 20s/30s. Sunday morning will be very cold, with the potential for dangerously cold wind chill values. Even though we'll see a lot of afternoon sunshine, highs will only warm into the upper 20s and lower 30s.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s. Overnight snow will be heavy across the Plains, especially eastern Las Animas, Baca and Prowers counties. By daybreak Sunday, most of the snow should be gone, except for a few lingering snow showers over the southeastern corner of the state.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s; High: 20s/30s. Snow showers should taper off by early Sunday morning as the storm pushes into the Central Plains. Our forecast behind the storm will be cold, with highs only topping out in the upper 20s and 30s.

MOUNTAINS: Low: -0s/0s; High: 10s/20s. We cab expect snow and blowing snow through the overnight hours, with travel not suggested over mountain passes until the storm winds down Sunday morning.

Extended Outlook:
Our weather will warm by 6-10 degrees on Monday, which should help to melt away some of the snow from this weekend. A weaker storm is expected to bring snow to the mountains by Monday afternoon, with some light snow possible across the I-25 corridor and Plains from late Monday night into very early Tuesday. Tuesday will be a much colder day behind the storm, but a more seasonal turn in the forecast will follow from Wednesday through the start of the weekend.