Southern Colorado under Winter Weather Advisories on Sunday

Winter Weather Advisory
Sunday's snow forecast
Posted at 6:16 PM, Feb 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-22 20:18:40-05

Tonight's Forecast: Mild and dry early this evening, with mountain snow showers developing after midnight. Some light snow flurries could push into the Pikes Peak Region and the I-25 corridor by around sunrise Sunday morning. Lows tonight will drop down to near the freezing mark along the I-25 corridor, with 20s for Woodland Park. A Winter Weather Advisory will go into effect across most of Southern Colorado starting at 8 am.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 30; High: 36. Temperatures will hover in the 30s all day in the Springs. A few snow showers early will turn steadier and heavier by late morning before tapering off around 6 pm. Northerly winds will be strong by the afternoon, gusting 30-40 mph. Snow totals from 2-5".

PUEBLO: Low: 30; High: 39. Due to the warmer nature of Sunday's storm, rain rather than snow will be common in Pueblo at the onset of the storm. A changeover to snow is expected by the afternoon, along with an increase in wind. Snow totals from 1-3".

CANON CITY: Low: 32; High: 38. With snow levels hovering near 5,000 feet and temperatures mostly above average on Sunday, we're looking at a rain/snow mix in the forecast. It should eventually change over to all snow by the afternoon, with snow totals from 1-3".

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 25; High: 30. Colder air over Teller County will bring snow to the forecast on Sunday. Travel delays will be possible due to the strong wind and heavy snow combo. Snow totals from 3-6".

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s/30s; High: 20s/30s. Temperatures will remain pretty steady on Sunday across northern El Paso County, with snow and strong wind the big story. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect here from 8 am to 8 pm. Snow totals from 4-7".

PLAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 30s/40s. We'll see periods of rain by mid to late morning across the Plains, changing over to mostly snow later in the day. With a lot of instability in place, it's possible that we could see some thundersnow on Sunday. Snow totals from a Trace to 2".

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 30s. At the onset of the storm, a rain/snow mix will be common Sunday morning. A changeover to all snow will happen pretty quickly, with the snow continuing into the evening hours. Snow totals from 2-6".

Extended Outlook: Behind the exiting storm Sunday night, a brief boost in temperatures on Monday will bring near seasonal averages to the forecast, although it will remain windy again on Monday. A dip in the polar jet will bring much colder air to Southern Colorado from Monday night into Tuesday, along with mountain snow. Highs on Tuesday will only warm into the 20s and 30s, with a few flurries possible. Following the mid-week cold snap comes a much warmer airmass heading into late next week, with highs above average by Friday.