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Very cold tonight with heavier snow expected overnight Saturday

DMA Snow Accumulation
Posted at 3:48 PM, Dec 11, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:

Overnight lows
Expected low temperatures tonight.

Temperatures will fall very cold tonight with light winds and mostly cloudy skies. We should get cold enough that any road that was wet, slushy, or snow-covered today could easily freeze or hold black ice through early Saturday morning.

Saturday Snow:

DMA Snow Accumulation
Forecast snowfall from the end of Saturday afternoon through early Sunday morning.

Saturday will start dry across the region, but heavy snow is expected to develop from the end of the day through the overnight hours. The heaviest snow will be in the Wet and Sangre De Cristo mountains, as well as the eastern plains along and south of Highway 50.

Be very careful driving Saturday night, that includes trips back east if you went skiing during the afternoon. The winds will be stronger Saturday night and will help limit visibility and make it more difficult to drive at night.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 15; High: 30. Temperatures will get very cold overnight and icy roads could develop as wet and slushy pavement freezes. Snow totals Saturday night could range from around 1 to 4 inches across town with slightly higher totals on the north half of town.

PUEBLO: Low: 16; High: 33. We'll get very cold overnight with lows in the teens and any wet or snowy pavement likely turning icy. Snow totals Saturday night could be hefty by Sunday morning with 2 to 5 inches possible.

CANON CITY: Low: 16; High: 35. Temperatures will get cold tonight and icy roads could develop from wet or slushy pavement. Snow totals look semi-heavy by Sunday morning with 2 to 5 inches possible.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 10; High: 29. Really cold air will settle in tonight with lows falling down near 10 degrees by tomorrow morning. Snow totals look decent through Saturday night with 2 to 4 inches possible by Sunday morning.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 8; High: 28. Temperatures will fall well below freezing into the single digits tonight meaning any wet or snowy pavement will likely get icy. Snow totals look pretty nice Saturday night with anywhere from 2 to 5 inches in the region possible by Sunday morning.

PLAINS: Low: 10s; High: 30s. We'll see temperatures fall into the teens and a few icy roads or patches or black ice could develop in areas that saw snow today. Heavy snow is expected Saturday night through Sunday morning with widespread 3 to 5 inches possible. A few areas could see near 6 inches but generally, most totals will be between 3 to 5 inches.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s; High: 30s. Temperatures will be very cold tonight and a light breeze could put wind chills in the single digits. We'll start dry Saturday but heavy snow will move through Saturday night and 2 to 6 inches will be possible by Sunday morning. Heavier totals are expected in and around La Veta Pass and the more open country east of I-25.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s; High: 30s. We'll see light winds and very cold air overnight with icy mountain roads. We start Saturday dry but snow develops late in the day and continues through the overnight hours.

Extended Outlook:
Sunday is going to start cold with fresh snowfall but we'll bring the sun back and melt most of the roads down through the afternoon. There is a chance for snow showers and flurries Monday night but accumulations look low at this point. We'll be dry and chilly through the middle of next week.