Record cold and dangerous wind chills Tuesday morning

Record lows possible
Posted at 6:57 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 20:57:12-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Other than a few lingering snow showers across far southern parts of the state, the snow is all but done this evening across Southern Colorado. Frigid, dangerous cold will invade the area overnight tonight into Tuesday morning, with records likely to fall from Alamosa to Pueblo to Colorado Springs. Most of us will drop down to the single digits, but a few spots could see lows below zero.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 2; High: 40. Starting the day at 2°, the current record low of 16° will likely be shattered by quite a bit. Highs will moderate on Tuesday as we bring back a mix of sun and clouds to the forecast.

PUEBLO: Low: 1; High: 37. Pueblo's low temperature Tuesday morning will be close to zero, and should be more than cold enough to break the current record low of 8° from 1997. Afternoon highs will be around 20° warmer than what we saw on Monday.

CANON CITY: Low: 4; High: 39. Brutally cold morning lows in the single digits will rise into the upper 30s by the afternoon. A mix of sun and clouds is expected during the day, with increasing clouds by Tuesday night.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 0; High: 36. If you're starting your day early, plan to layer up and insulate because it will be COLD! Highs should rebound nicely by the afternoon, warming into the middle 30s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 0s; High: 30s. Dangerously cold temperatures Tuesday morning will be the big weather story across northern El Paso County. A mix of sun and clouds will follow by the afternoon, with highs warming into the middle to upper 30s.

PLAINS: Low: 0s; High: 30s. Dry on Tuesday, with a dangerously cold morning giving way to just barely above freezing highs. By Tuesday night, snow will be possible across the southeast Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 0s; High: 30s. Cold in the morning, with partly to mostly cloudy skies to follow Tuesday afternoon. By Tuesday night, snow is likely to return as the same low that brought us snow on Monday moves east through New Mexico.

Extended Outlook:
As the low pressure system responsible for our Sunday/Monday snow storm drifts east on Wednesday, wrap-around moisture is likely to impact parts of Southern Colorado. For now, it's likely that most of the precipitation will fall south of Highway 50 and east of I-25, but there's still some uncertainty with the path of this storm. The other question mark will be what type of precipitation falls. As the airmass warms, we could see a snow to rain scenario unfold, with freezing rain also possible for the Plains.

Dry, fall-like weather returns Thursday before a nice warming trend pushes highs bback into the 60s for the upcoming weekend.

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