Powerful winter storm to blast Southern Colorado with snow and wind

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Posted at 4:24 PM, Nov 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-26 00:27:46-05

Tonight's Forecast:It will be a News 5 Weather Alert Day Tuesday. Echoes started to increase over the Springs around 9 p.m. Monday night as energy pushed east. The a.m. commute will be a tough one for folks heading north from the Springs. Travel will be dangerous as wind and snow will produce blowing snow and low visibility. The heaviest snow will be over and near the Palmer Divide. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for northern El Paso County, Teller County and the Pikes Peak summit from 10 p.m. Monday night until 2 p.m. Tuesday. Downtown Colorado Springs to Pueblo will get the dreaded north wind. This will cut off the potential for a big snowfall but wind and snow will still cause issues for travelers. Snow will end by early afternoon in our area. Denver pushing north should get hammered with heavy snow. Fort Collins could see two feet.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 21; High: 26. The worst part of the storm will take place through late Tuesday morning, with the weather set to improve by mid to late afternoon. Snow totals will range from 2-4" on the south side of town, all the way up to 5-8" for northern suburbs. Wind gusts during the height of the storm could top 40 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 23; High: 32. For Pueblo County, this will be a lighter snow event. It will be cold and windy here on Tuesday, so travel will be impacted and roads could become icy. Snow totals from a trace to 2".

CANON CITY: Low: 25; High: 32. Cold, snowy and windy on Tuesday. Temperatures will stay below freezing all day long, with the snow tapering off by mid-afternoon. Snow totals from 2-4".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 14; High: 18. Windy and cold, with blowing snow most of the day in the Teller County high country. Snow will taper off by mid to late afternoon. Snow totals from 4-8".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 10s. Heavy snow and strong wind will bring the potential for significant travel issues to the Palmer Divide on Tuesday. Travel is not advised through northern El Paso County into Denver during the storm. Snow will taper off by mid to late afternoon. Snow totals from 6-10".

PLAINS: Low: 20; High: 30s/40s. The big story across the Plains will be the windy and cold weather. Snow is expected at times throughout the day, but we're not seeing much for southeastern parts of the state. Snow totals from a trace to 2".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 20s/30s. Tuesday's storm won't be as significant for far southern parts of the state as compared to northern parts. Even so, it will still be windy, cold and snowy at times. Snow totals from a trace to 2".

Extended Outlook: Dry weather returns Tuesday night, with Wednesday's forecast partly to mostly cloudy and cold. Thanksgiving Day will be breezy and a little warmer, with just a slight chance of flurries during the day. Another disturbance that moves down the eastern slope of the mountains on Friday brings a chance of snow and mixed precipitation to the forecast. The rest of the holiday weekend looks cold, dry and windy. Highs in the Springs this weekend will only warm into the 30s, with lows in the teens each night.