SOUTHERN COLORADO – Some of the heaviest snowfall we’ve forecast in two years is expected to hit southern Colorado this afternoon through Saturday morning. We will see rain and snow push further south through El Paso County by mid-afternoon, turning completely to snow by 6 p.m. tonight in Colorado Springs. Teller County will see a much faster change in snow between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Pueblo and Fremont counties will see rain tonight, but in the afternoon at 10 p.m. or midnight we will change that rain to snow, especially in Fremont county. Much of this will melt onto pavement which was at one point yesterday hotter than 100 degrees.
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Colorado Springs Forecast: Low: 29; High: 37;
Expect snow to continue throughout the day in the city, turning to drizzle by late afternoon. A general snowfall of 6 to 12 inches is possible across the city, but we know that up to 3 inches of this snow could melt when falling from hot pavement. Don’t park under trees if you can, as the heavy snow could easily tear weak limbs. Travel is expected to be difficult throughout the region. The rain will persist Sunday and Monday.
Pueblo Forecast: Low: 32; High: 43;
Snow will continue in Pueblo throughout the morning, turning to showers by late afternoon. Warm pavement temperatures will likely melt most of the snow that hits the ground in Pueblo, but we might still see a few inches in the grass or on raised surfaces. A little warmer than Colorado Springs, but not by much. On Sunday we will see a few showers, followed by thunderstorms on Monday as temperatures return to the 60s.
Forecast of the city of Canon: Low: 31; High: 41;
A storm impact of 2 in Fremont County as snow continues through Saturday morning before a series of showers and rain through Tuesday and highs in the upper 50s. For Friday, Canon City, Penrose and Florence are expected to see rain change to snow after 5-6 p.m., but the change to snow could take a few hours. The ground will melt the first few inches of snow, but a general 1-5 inches in grass and raised surfaces is possible through Saturday morning.
Woodland Park Forecast: Low: 21; High: 31;
Heavy snowfall will continue overnight in Teller County, which will have a significant impact on travel. We call this a storm impact of 4. Very heavy accumulations are expected throughout Teller County through Saturday morning, and the weight of the snow will easily knock down tree limbs and possibly lead to power outages. fluent. A mere 10 to 20 inches is possible throughout Teller County, even allowing for early melting and compaction. Snow will persist with a mix of rain through Tuesday.
Long term forecast:
The snow will fall until Saturday morning, but will decrease in the afternoon. We will see a harder freeze Saturday night with even Pueblo dropping near 32 degrees.
We will continue to see scattered chances of rain in the forecast for Sunday through Tuesday next week, but snow could mix with rain Sunday for areas like Teller County and west into the mountains.
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