A powerful cold front will move into the Pikes Peak Region between 9-11 pm, then push south and east during the overnight hours. This cold front will bring the potential for damaging wind gusts through Tuesday. Wind gusts of 50-65 mph will be possible along the I-25 corridor, with gusts up to 70 mph across the Eastern Plains.
The wind is only part of the story though. We're also tracking rain and snow for Southern Colorado. The same storm that brings the wind will deepen into an intense area of low pressure by Tuesday morning over eastern parts of the state, setting the stage for lower elevation rain and snow above 7,000 feet. Several inches of snow will be possible across Teller County and the Palmer Divide, mostly sticking to grassy and elevated surfaces.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 40; High: 65. Tuesday morning will be very unsettled, with early rain showers and gusty winds. The winds will weaken some by the afternoon, but still could be gusting near 40 mph. Afternoon highs will be cool for this time of the year.
PUEBLO: Low: 47; High: 71. With morning rain showers in the forecast, bring your umbrellas with you as you head out the door on Tuesday. Dry skies will return by the lunch hour as the storm moves east, with gusty winds and cooler temperatures in the forecast.
CANON CITY: Low: 47; High: 69. A case of weather whiplash on Tuesday as a storm system brings rain and gusty winds to Fremont County. As the storm clears away, a dusting of snow may be visible on surrounding mountain peaks.
WOODLAND PARK: Low: 30; High: 56. Overnight wind and a rain/snow mix will likely transition to all snow well before sunrise. We could see as much as 2-4" of snowfall accumulate on grassy and elevated surfaces by late Tuesday morning before the storm pulls away. Most roadways should be OK, but drive safely as some surface streets could be slick and icy in spots.
TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 50s/60s. Wintry weather comes in with a bang starting late night. Strong wind gusts to 60 mph will be possible during the overnight hours, with areas of rain and snow early Tuesday morning. Snow totals from a trace to 2" for areas above 7,000 feet.
PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 60s/70s. Areas of rain and very strong wind will make for an unsettled and active Tuesday across the Plains. High Wind Warnings will go into effect at 4 am and continue through 6 pm Tuesday, with peak gusts to 70 mph.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 60s/70s. Areas of rain the morning, with a windy day otherwise on tap for our Tuesday. Highs will be much cooler than Monday, only warming into the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Following Tuesday's storm, a cold night of weather will follow heading into Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. If you haven't already brought in your plants in advance of tonight's wind storm, you'll want to do it before you go to bed Tuesday night. Wednesday's weather will be dry and refreshing. Temperatures will moderate through the end of the week and the weekend, with a few mountain thunderstorms possible by Friday.