Overnight snowfall will end early Tuesday morning

Snow Accumulation Forecast
Winter Weather Alerts
Posted at 6:30 PM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 20:58:07-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Our next winter storm will spread snow into Southern Colorado tonight. The heaviest snow will fall between 11 pm and 6 am, and is expected to impact the southern mountains and southern I-25 corridor. These areas are under winter weather alerts through Tuesday afternoon. Most of the snow will taper off early Tuesday, leaving many of us with a slick and snow packed drive to work.

Snow Accumulation Forecast
Snow Accumulation forecast through Tuesday 1/19/21

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 19; High: 31. Areas of light snow will fall through early Tuesday morning, with the highest accumulations expected for areas west of I-25. Snow totals in the Springs will range from a trace to 3".

PUEBLO: Low: 21; High: 36. Areas of snow will be possible through early Tuesday morning, with fairly light accumulations for both Pueblo and Pueblo West. Snow totals from 0-3".

CANON CITY: Low: 25; High: 35. Periods of snow will fall throughout Fremont County tonight, and continue through early Tuesday morning. Once the snow comes to an end, Tuesday afternoon will be dry and cold. Snow totals from 2-4".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 12; High: 26. Snowy skies from Monday night into Tuesday morning, with the snow letting up during the predawn hours. Snow totals from 1-4".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 20s. Tonight's storm will not bring as high of impacts to our forecast as what we'll see to our south. However, we're still expecting a few inches of snow to fall through Tuesday morning, with dry skies and cold highs to follow Tuesday afternoon. Snow totals from 0-2".

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 40s. Tonight's storm will largely bypass the Plains. Some light snow is possible across Las Animas, Otero and Crowley counties, but nothing is expected to the east. Tuesday's forecast will be dry, cold and breezy.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s; High: 30s. Periods of moderate to heavy snow will push through our forecast through Tuesday morning. As the storm pulls away, skies should clear out by early afternoon. Snow totals from 3-6" for Walsenburg, and 2-4" for Trinidad.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 10s/20s. The mountains of Southern Colorado will be the big winner with plenty of snowfall over the next 12-24 hours. Winter Storm Warnings and Winter Weather Advisories will remain in effect for most mountain ranges through Tuesday afternoon. Snow totals in the southern Sangres and eastern San Juans could surpass a foot.

Winter Weather Alerts
Current Winter Weather Alerts for Southern Colorado

Extended Outlook:
Downslope winds will warm us up significantly on Wednesday as highs across Southern Colorado rebound into the 40s, 50s and lower 60s. Thursday looks a little cooler as the downslope flow weakens. However, our forecast is expected to stay dry through the end of the week and start of the weekend. Our long range forecast brings back the potential for snow from late Sunday into Monday.