The cold continues on Thanksgiving, with heavy snow for the San Juan Mountains

Cotton candy skies over Colorado Springs
Posted at 6:49 PM, Nov 27, 2019

Tonight's Forecast: After a cold and blustery day, temperatures tonight will be downright cold across Southern Colorado. Overnight lows will drop down to the teens and 20s, with dry skies for most areas. Overnight snow showers will be possible along the New Mexico state line, with heavy snow developing overnight in the San Juans.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 18; High: 37. Those waking up early for Thanksgiving Day travels will want to dress for the cold. Afternoon highs in the Springs will top out in the upper 30s under partly cloudy skies, with some light snow showers possible by the evening.

PUEBLO: Low: 20; High: 43. Cold temperatures early on Turkey Day will warm by more than 10 degrees from what we saw today. Mostly cloudy skies and a few rain/snow showers will be possible from a disturbance coming into southeastern Colorado.

CANON CITY: Low: 21; High: 43. Mostly cloudy skies on Thanksgiving for Canon City, with a few light rain or snow showers possible. Highs will top out in the lower 40s, with light southwest winds.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 13; High: 31. Very cold morning temperatures on Thanksgiving, with daytime highs also remaining below freezing. The chance for light snow increases in the Teller County mountains late in the evening.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 30s. Cold temperatures will keep untreated roads icy and snow-packed on Thanksgiving Day. Afternoon highs will be above freezing, with snow showers increasing at night.

PLAINS: Low: 20; High: 40s. Cloudy skies and chilly temperatures on Thanksgiving Day. The storm coming out of New Mexico will bring some rain and snow to southeastern parts of the Plains. Up to an inch or two of snow will be possible in eastern Prowers and Baca counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 40s. Cloudy skies with a rain/snow mix on Thanksgiving. Heavy snow is possible over the Raton Pass. Those traveling south into New Mexico for the holiday should expect delays.

Extended Outlook: A large and powerful area of low pressure that sits over the Great Basin until late Friday night will produce an unsettled pattern for parts of Colorado late this week. Most of the precipitation will fall over the mountains, especially the San Juans. These areas will be measuring snow in feet through the holiday weekend. Closer to home, we're tracking a weaker disturbance coming off the mountains on Friday, with a chance for light rain and snow showers. Snow levels will rise on Friday, with the lower elevations turning to rain by the afternoon. Dry skies return for Saturday and Sunday.