Windy & warmer on Tuesday ahead of next cold front

Beautiful Westcliffe, Colorado
Posted at 7:00 PM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 21:00:44-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Clear skies early this evening will allow for unobstructed viewing of the Great Conjunction. This will be the first time that Jupiter and Saturn will pass this close to one another since 1623. Viewing is best before 7 pm as the planets later this evening will dip down beyond the horizon. Overnight lows will be colder than last night, dropping down to the 10s, 20s and 30s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 28; High: 61. Warm for the first full day of winter, with increasing winds for the afternoon and evening hours ahead of a storm that will impact Southern Colorado on Wednesday.

PUEBLO: Low: 22; High: 64. Tuesday's forecast will be dry, mild and gusty. Afternoon highs will warm into the middle 60s, which is nearly 20 degrees above average.

CANON CITY: Low: 32; High: 63. Mild and mostly sunny on Tuesday, with 35 to 45 mph wind gusts on tap for the afternoon hours.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 23; High: 50. Tuesday marks the first full day of winter, but it won't feel much like it in Teller County. Our weather will be mild and windy, with a few snow flurries possible by Tuesday night.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 50s. The first full day of winter will be a mild, dry and windy day over northern El Paso County. Afternoon wind gusts to 45 mph will be possible.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s/60s. Mostly sunny and unseasonably mild on Tuesday across the Plains, with gusty southwest winds for the afternoon hours.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 50s/60s. Dry, sunny and mild on Tuesday. As a storm approaches from the west, winds will increase, with afternoon gusts to 40 mph.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 20s/30s. Tuesday will be windy across the mountains of Southern Colorado. Some snow will be possible by Tuesday evening, but mostly for the state's central and northern mountain ranges.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front will push into Southern Colorado early Wednesday, with more wind expected across the region. The winds will be more northerly behind the front, with peak gusts 45-55 mph. Snow showers will be possible over the mountains, but not much moisture is likely for other areas. We can't rule out a few Palmer Divide and Teller County snow flurries, but with little to no accumulation. It will also be much colder on Wednesday. Following this, highs will warm steadily through Christmas Day.