Turning colder Sunday after an unsettled Saturday night

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 20:22:28-05

Tonight's Forecast:
A cold front will move through the region tonight, bringing more wind than snow to Southern Colorado. Peak gusts of 35-45 mph will accompany the front, but could be stronger than that along the Colorado/Kansas state line. As for the snow, the wind will really dry this storm out pretty quickly on the south side of Monument Hill. Therefore the best accumulations outside of the mountains will be across the Pikes Peak Region and Raton Mesa where a few inches will be possible.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 17; High: 38. Windy from late this evening through mid afternoon across the Pikes Peak Region, with peak gusts to 40 mph. Highs will be colder on Sunday as well, only warming into the upper 30s.

PUEBLO: Low: 19; High: 43. A few snow flurries will be possible late tonight. By Sunday, the clouds are gone and our forecast will turn windy and cooler.

CANON CITY: Low: 21; High: 43. Gusty winds through Sunday morning, with a chance for light flurries across Fremont County. Sunday will be dry and colder, with highs down around 5-10 degrees.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 12; High: 32. Light snow showers will be possible through very early Sunday morning. The storm will clear out well before sunrise, leaving us with clearing skies and cold highs through the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 30s. Light snow is expected across the Palmer Divide from late this evening into very early Sunday morning. Behind the storm, Sunday's forecast will be sunny and cold, with highs only warming into the lower 30s.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 40s. While I can't completely rule out snow for the Plains tonight, whoever does see it won't see much. Instead, gusty winds will be the big story for areas east of the mountains through Sunday afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. A cold front will sweep through the southern I-25 corridor late tonight, with the chance for light snow and gusty winds. Sunday's forecast will be dry and windy, with highs in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s. We'll see areas of light snow and gusty winds across the mountains tonight through very early Sunday. The snow should taper off pretty early in the day, leaving us cold and windy through the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
Early next week our forecast will turn dry and much warmer, with highs climbing through Tuesday. Our next cold front will blast into the region around the middle of the week, with snow returning to the forecast on Wednesday, and a much colder weather pattern to close out the week.

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