Periods of rain and light snow today with dry skies tonight

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Posted at 6:13 AM, Dec 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-05 09:36:08-05

Today’s Forecast:
Southern Colorado will see periods of rain and light snow across the region today, mostly in the mid morning and then again through the afternoon. Warm air will prevent areas south of Monument Hill and Teller County from seeing snowfall in the morning, but a strong cold front in the afternoon could sweep a few snow showers off Monument Hill by the end of the afternoon. Snowfall looks confined to the mountains along and west of the Sangres, Monument Hill, and Teller County, but with small accumulations. The winds will be strong in the afternoon behind our cold front with temperatures falling into the low 20s by Friday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 47; Low: 23. Showers in the morning with a mix of rain and snow in the afternoon. Temperatures will stay above freezing for most of the day, meaning we won't see a good chance of snow till the afternoon with a cold front blows through. Snowfall looks best in far northern Colorado Springs up near Monument Hill, but a dusting is possible in the grassy areas across town with dry skies tonight.

PUEBLO: High: 52; Low: 21. Periods of light to moderate rain in the morning and then again in the afternoon. A cold front in the afternoon will bring strong winds through Pueblo, but not cold enough air for snowfall, so just rain is expected through the day. We'll be dry and cold overnight with decreasing winds.

CANON CITY: High: 51; Low: 28. Periods of showers in the morning and then again through the early afternoon, with no snowfall expected in town. The winds will get stronger in the afternoon, but relax overnight with dry skies and cold low temperatures.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 40; Low: 19. Light snow showers to a wintry mix are possible from the mid morning to the early afternoon, with light snow showers possible again through the end of the day. The winds will increase in the afternoon, but snowfall accumulations remain on the low end, with most of Teller County seeing a dusting to 2 inches at the most. We'll be dry and calm overnight.

TRI-LAKES: High: 30s; Low: 20s. Rain to snow showers from the morning to lunch, with a heavier, blowing snow possible in the afternoon. Despite a better snow band in the afternoon, snow accumulations in the Tri-Lakes area look limited, with a dusting to 2 inches possible across the area.

PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Spotty showers are possible in the morning, but more likely in the afternoon, especially along and north of highway 50. There will be no snow in the plains but the winds will get pretty gusty behind a cold front in the afternoon. We'll see dry skies overnight with lows falling back into the lower 20s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Stay rain showers are possible today, especially north of Trinidad towards Walsenburg and out east across the plains. The winds will get stronger in the afternoon but then calm down overnight with dry skies through Friday morning.

Extended Outlook:
Friday is going to be chilly, but mild feeling under dry and sunny skies. Saturday will be beautiful with more sunshine and highs back in the 60s. It'll be windy on Sunday with a few flurries out west towards Teller County and our southern mountains, but snow chances are better towards Monday.