We're going to have a very active day across southern Colorado with very strong and even damaging wind gusts possible along with areas of light blowing snow. Even light snow or flurries could come down hard enough with the winds to create blizzard like conditions, especially in El Paso County, over the Palmer Divide, and over the plains east of I-25. The winds and snow will stop this evening but the deep cold will settle in with lows dropping into the single digits by Wednesday morning.
Even light snow or flurries could lead to blizzard like conditions today with the strength of the wind we're expecting. The snowiest areas will be northern El Paso County to Castle Rock and areas out east into the plains pic.twitter.com/0poDu8j5Z6— Sam Schreier (@SamASchreier) February 25, 2020
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 28; Low: 7. Strong to possibly damaging wind gusts in the 50 mph range with blowing snow that will leave little accumulation south of Monument, but create blizzard like conditions at times.
PUEBLO: High: 60; Low: 30. Very strong but likely non damaging winds gusts in the 40 mph range with occasional blowing flurries that could limit visibility while driving but not accumulate.
CANON CITY: High: 50; Low: 30. Cold with gusty winds likely below 35 mph and occasional flurries possible but with no accumulation expected.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 50; Low: 20. Strong wind gusts in the 40 mph range with light blowing snow that could create blizzard like conditions at times. Snow accumulation is likely to be between a dusting to 2 inches at the most.
TRI-LAKES: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Strong to possibly damaging wind gusts up to 50 mph possible with blowing snow creating blizzard like conditions. We could see accumulation between a trace to 2 inches. Take extreme caution is you have to drive while the snow is falling, especially from the late morning to the early afternoon.
PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 20s. Strong gusty winds in the 40 to 50 mph range today with areas of blowing snow creating blizzard like conditions but leaving little to no actual snow accumulation. Semi Truck drivers should be careful on east/west routes as wind gusts could be up to and even over 50 mph, especially along and north of highway 50.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 20s. Strong and gusty winds today likely around or below 40 mph with periodic blowing snow. Any accumulation is expected to be at or under an inch from Walsenburg to Trinidad, but even flurries with our expected winds could create dangerous driving conditions.
Both the snow and wind will die down tonight, leaving us with an extremely cold evening as lows fall into the single digits by Wednesday morning. Wednesday will be much warmer and sunnier with light winds. We'll be even warmer on Thursday with more sunshine and highs into the 50s across the region. The weekend still looks incredibly with sunny skies and highs in the 60s.