Winter storm watches posted ahead of upcoming snow

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Posted at 8:14 AM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 10:38:27-04
Winter storm watches posted ahead of upcoming snow

Today’s Forecast: Saturday we will experience a surge of warm air ahead of our powerful cold front. Temperatures will be in the 60s and 70s today, with sunshine and breezy winds. Tonight our cold front arrives, first bringing some light sleet or snow Sunday morning. Snow picks up Sunday evening and through Monday afternoon.

A WINTER STORM WATCH is in effect from Sunday-Monday for Lake, Chaffee, Fremont, Teller, El Paso, Pueblo, Custer, and Huerfano counties.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 70; Low - 28. Today will be sunny and warm. Tonight the blustery front arrives late, with some light freezing drizzle or snow Sunday morning. Snowfall picks up Sunday night into Monday. Totals from 4-7"

PUEBLO: High - 74; Low - 31. Sunny and warm today, with a breeze. Cold front arrives late, staying dry until Sunday evening. Snow increases through Monday afternoon. Totals from 3-5".

CANON CITY: High - 72; Low - 32. Sunshine and warmth Saturday, the cold front arrives tonight. Snow begins as early as Sunday morning, increasing in intensity overnight through Monday afternoon. Totals from 4-7".

WOODLAND PARK: High - 60; Low - 22. Nice today with sunshine. The cold front moves in tonight and snow increases Sunday afternoon through Monday afternoon. Totals from 5-8"

TRI-LAKES: High - 60s; Low - 20s. Mid 60s for the Tri-lakes today with sunshine and a breeze. Light snow begins Sunday morning, increasing through the day and through Monday mid-day. Totals from 6-9".

PLAINS: High - 70s; Low - 20s/30s. Very nice in the mid 70s today with sun. Sunday will be cloudy and cold. Snow arrives Sunday after dark through Monday evening. Totals taper off towards the southeast corner of the state, ranging from a dusting to 3 inches.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 60s; Low - 30s. Mild today in the mid 60s, with sunshine to melt more lingering snow. The next round arrives to the wet mountains Sunday morning, with snow increasing Sunday night through Monday evening. Walsenburg is under the winter storm watch, and Trinidad is not. 3-5" for Walsenburg and 2-4" for Trinidad.

Extended Outlook: After you finish shoveling from Monday's storm, the next one arrives Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday. At this time, totals may be very close to the first storm this week. Stay tuned for any watches. Temperatures remain near or below freezing through Thursday morning. Halloween will be about 20 degrees below average, in the 30s and 40s with sunshine. Halloween night will drop to the teens and 20s.