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Sunshine returns on Wednesday out ahead of a major Pacific storm

Sangre de Cristo Mountains
Posted at 4:55 PM, Mar 17, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: Our weather this evening will be pretty quiet, with decreasing clouds and light breezes across most of Southern Colorado. Overnight temperatures will drop down to the 20s and 30s, with near freezing lows for Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 34; High: 64. Mostly sunny skies early will turn mostly cloudy by the evening, with showers possible Wednesday night. Overall, it will be a windy and warmer afternoon out ahead of Thursday's storm.

PUEBLO: Low: 34; High: 70. After a cool and cloudy Tuesday, sunshine and mild weather returns on Wednesday.

CANON CITY: Low: 35; High: 67. Above average temperatures on Wednesday under mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 31; High: 54. A chilly and sunny start to our Wednesday will turn nice and mild for the afternoon. Increasing rain and snow showers will be possible at night out ahead of Thursday's storm.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 50s. I suggest getting out in the sunshine on Wednesday before snow and wind return on Thursday, which happens to be the first day of spring.

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 70s. We'll see a bright and warm final day of winter on Wednesday before a combination of wind, rain and snow on Thursday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 50s/60s. Dry skies on Wednesday and above average temperatures. Rain, snow and wind move in on Thursday.

Extended Outlook: A developing storm will spread rain, snow and strong wind into Southern Colorado on Thursday. The heaviest snow will be over Teller County and northern parts of El Paso County. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for these areas from late Wednesday night into Thursday evening. Farther south and east, this looks to be more of a rain event for much of Pueblo County and the Plains. We'll see lingering snow showers and much colder temperatures on Friday before a dry and mild forecast sets up this weekend.