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Snow returns late Monday and could continue through mid-week

Posted: 5:53 PM, Feb 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-16 19:58:52-05
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Southern Colorado Snow Forecast

Tonight's Forecast: A cool and comfortable night ahead for Southern Colorado. The snow will stay up towards the Continental Divide overnight tonight, with partly to mostly cloudy skies in our region. Temperatures tonight will drop down to the 20s and 30s, with some 10s out towards the San Luis Valley.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 28; High: 44. The end of the holiday weekend will be cooler, but still pretty nice. Look for increasing clouds during the day, with snow returning to the forecast Monday night.

PUEBLO: Low: 26; High: 50. A mix of sunshine and clouds will continue on Monday, with highs near seasonal averages for this time of the year. Our next storm arrives at night, with a rain/snow mix picking up between 7 and 11 pm.

CANON CITY: Low: 31; High: 48. President's Day will be cooler than Sunday, with increasing clouds and snow for the evening hours. Impacts from Monday night's storm will carryover into Tuesday.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 22; High: 39. After a nice and mild Sunday, highs will drop back down to the upper 30s on Monday. Snow is expected to develop by late afternoon to early evening, and continue through Tuesday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 30s/40s. Dry skies early on President's Day will turn cloudy and eventually snowy by early evening as our next winter storm arrives. Snow will continue at times through mid-week.

PLAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 40s/50s. We'll see a cooler and cloudier end to the holiday weekend across the Plains. A storm arrives late Monday night, with areas of light snow through midday Tuesday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 40s/50s. Mostly sunny skies early will turn mostly cloudy by the afternoon. A rain/snow mix is expected to develop by the evening, with impacts likely for the Tuesday morning commute.

Extended Outlook: The latest forecast models are now more in line with a lighter snow event for Monday night and Tuesday. Snow will still fly across the region, with most of it falling from late Monday night through Tuesday morning. Widespread travel impacts are expected across the I-25 corridor and the Plains on Tuesday morning. I think a good estimate for the I-25 corridor is 1-4" of snow, with 3-6" likely for Monument and Woodland Park, and lesser amounts for the Plains.

Southern Colorado Snow Forecast
Estimated snowfall forecast for 2/17 - 2/18/2020

Another weaker disturbance follows on Wednesday, with minor accumulations expected from the mid-week storm. Stay tuned for details through the week as our forecast looks unsettled and much colder.