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Spring storm to bring slushy snow to Southern Colorado this Friday

Worm Moon near Falcon
Posted at 6:51 PM, Mar 11, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: Gusty westerly winds will keep evening temperatures on the mild side across Southern Colorado. Even as the winds weaken Thursday morning, overnight lows will only cool down to the 30s and 40s. Peak wind gusts tonight 25-35 mph.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 38; High: 61. It's the "warm before the storm" on Thursday, with highs warming into the lower 60s in the Springs. Afternoon wind gusts to 25 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 39; High: 70. It won't be as warm as Wednesday, but still we'll continue to see above average temperatures on Thursday. Afternoon winds will be gusty as well.

CANON CITY: Low: 42; High: 46. Don't forget to leave the house with light spring layers on Thursday as it will be chilly. Mild highs will follow by mid-afternoon, along with gusty west winds.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 32; High: 52. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies on Thursday, with more wind expected during the day. Afternoon wind gusts 40-50 mph across the Teller County high country.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 50s. Dry and breezy on Thursday, with highs warming into the 50s across northern El Paso County. Freezing drizzle will be possible early Friday morning.

PLAINS: Low: 30s/40s; High: 60s/70s. A breezy and warm Thursday will give way to increasing clouds Thursday, with freezing drizzle possible by Friday morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s/40s; High: 50s/60s. Bright, sunny skies and above normal temperatures. Breezy during the day, with increasing clouds and freezing drizzle possible by early Friday.

Extended Outlook: Friday looks pretty messy across Southern Colorado. A relatively mild spring storm will bring a chance of freezing drizzle to the forecast early Friday morning before snow, or a rain/snow mix fills in by mid to late morning. Snow will wind down by Friday evening, with totals for the Pikes Peak Region ranging between 1-4". A trace to 2" is possible for Pueblo, with 1-4" of snow for Canon City. The highest totals will be across the San Juan Range.

Plenty of snowmelt will follow this weekend as highs rebound back into the 50s and 60s.