Weather Alert: Falling temps with blowing snow late today through Tuesday

Snow Accumulation 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020
Posted at 5:50 AM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 13:43:03-05

Today’s Forecast:
Temperatures will have done a 40 to 50 degree swing across southern Colorado from Sunday through today. The winds will increase later today, and afternoon flurries will turn to light and then moderate snow overnight to Tuesday morning.

Strong overnight winds will lead to low visibility and drifting snow, leading to slick commutes into Tuesday morning. We'll see the winds and snow decrease through Tuesday afternoon, but the cold will stick around well into Wednesday morning.

Snow Accumulation 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 30↓; Low: 8. Steady and falling temperatures through the afternoon with flurries after lunch turning to a light to moderate snow overnight into Tuesday morning. Snow will decrease pretty quickly by Tuesday morning, with just a few stray flurries possible up to lunchtime. Snow totals will be highest in town west of I-25 and north of Briargate.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 31↓; Low: 5. Steady and falling temperatures are expected today with gusty winds lasting through the overnight hours. Flurries will show up after lunchtime today, with heavier snow expected through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. A few flurries could last up until lunchtime Tuesday. Blowing snow could lead to drifting and low visibility from today's evening commute to early Tuesday morning.

TRI-LAKES: High: 20s↓; Low: >10. Steady and falling temperatures with strong, gusty winds today through Tuesday morning. Flurries will show up after lunchtime, with heavier snow through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. Light snow or flurries are possible through lunchtime Tuesday. Drifting and low visibility are to be expected during the evening commute today, with slick drives possible early Tuesday morning.

Snow Accumulation 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020

PUEBLO: High: 38↓; Low: 11. Cold and windy with steady or falling temperatures through the afternoon. Light snow will start to show up around the end of the day and increase through the overnight hours into Tuesday morning. Light snow to flurries are possible through lunchtime Tuesday. Generally light accumulations are expected across town, but strong winds could lead to low visibility and drifting through the region, so be careful driving Tuesday morning.

CANON CITY: High: 35↓; Low: 15. Cold and gusty at times with snow increasing from the end of the day through Tuesday morning. Heavy snow is expected overnight, leading to very slick drives through the region

Snow Accumulation 2/3/2020 - 2/4/2020

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 30s↓; Low: 10s. Windy and cold with temperatures in the afternoon steady and falling through the overnight hours. We'll stay dry during the day, with snow starting and quickly increasing through the overnight hours to Tuesday morning. Light snow and flurries will likely linger into the early afternoon Tuesday. Drifting and low visibility is the main concern with snow tonight and tomorrow.

PLAINS: High: 30s↓; Low: 10s. Strong winds and falling temperatures will be coupled with blowing snow that should begin this evening, and last up till lunchtime Tuesday. Snow totals across the plains look fairly light, with most areas east of Pueblo County seeing around 1 to 3 inches of snow. We could get a little bit more south in Las Animas County, from Kim west to Trinidad.

Extended Outlook:
The big story Tuesday will be light snow to flurries ending through the afternoon, followed by incredibly cold overnight temperatures into Wednesday morning. Lows Tuesday night will fall into the single digits and negatives. Wednesday will be brighter with temperatures back to and above freezing. Snow will continue to melt on Thursday with highs in the 40s with a few stray flurries possible in Teller County. Friday is a better chance for light snow across Teller County and our southern mountains, followed by a warmer and dry weekend.