Warmer Tuesday with increasing winds and mountain snow

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Posted at 6:02 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 20:57:41-05

Tonight's Forecast:
As a storm approaches Colorado late this evening from the Pacific NW, winds will start to pick up across the mountains before spreading east on Tuesday. We'll also see increasing clouds overnight tonight, which should keep overnight lows a little warmer than what we saw this past weekend.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 27; High: 55. A storm will push strong winds into the Pikes Peak Region on Tuesday, with gusts to 45 mph possible around Colorado Springs. Snow is not likely during this storm, although we can't rule out a few flurries by Tuesday evening.

PUEBLO: Low: 23; High: 60. Tuesday will be mild across Pueblo County, but windy as a storm pushes out of the mountains. Daytime highs are likely to occur closer to the lunch hour before cooling down quickly Tuesday evening.

CANON CITY: Low: 32; High: 56. Mild and windy on Tuesday, with peak wind gusts to 40 mph. The storm responsible for the gusty winds will be on the dry side as it rolls through Fremont County, with snow not likely.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 24; High: 38. Mountain snow will be possible out towards the Continental Divide on Tuesday, but is not likely for Teller County. Instead, we're looking at a windy and cooler day on Tuesday, with highs in the upper 30s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 40s. A fairly potent storm will blow into Colorado on Tuesday, and although snow isn't likely across the Palmer Divide, it will be windy.

PLAINS: Low: 20s; High: 50s/60s. Dry, mild and windy during the day, with more strong wind and possible rain or snow showers heading into Tuesday night. The best chances for precipitation will be across the northeastern Plains as moisture wraps around the departing storm.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s/30s; High: 50s. Tuesday will be unseasonably mild and windy, with afternoon wind gusts to 45 mph. Rain or snow is not likely over the next 24 hours.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 20s/30s. Tuesday's weather will be windy across the mountains, with some snow possible the farther north you travel in the state. The combination of wind and snow could lead to poor visibility and dangerous driving conditions at times across some mountain passes.

Extended Outlook:
Tuesday's storm will be long gone by Wednesday morning, leaving us with a cold and clear start to the day. Wednesday afternoon will be cooler and less breezy, with slightly warmer temperatures on Thursday and more clouds from a storm passing through Wyoming. Our next cold front will arrive on Friday, setting the stage for a cooler weekend and our next chance for snow on Saturday.