Monday is windy and cold, with heavy snow for some
A wind-driven storm will keep southern Colorado windy on Monday, with snow expected in some areas. The storm will actually intensify during the morning hours as a surface low strengthens to the east over the central plains. Wind speeds early this evening will range between 40-55 mph.
Snow will be the other main item we’re tracking, although with strong northerly winds not all areas will see snow on Monday. With northerly winds, areas like Palmer Divide, Teller County, Raton Mesa and our southeastern mountain ranges will see the most accumulation. Meanwhile, north winds won’t bring much snow to places like Pueblo and Cañon City today. Even in Colorado Springs, I expect only light accumulations on the north and west sides of town, up to 1 inch in these areas.
Colorado Springs Forecast: High: 42; a little: 24. After Sunday’s high of 62 degrees, today’s high of 42 degrees will be much colder. A storm moving through the area today will bring strong winds to the Pikes Peak area early this evening, along with some snow. The best accumulation opportunities will be on the north and west sides of the city. Snow totals range from 0-1″.
Pueblo Expectations: High: 51; a little: 25. Snow is expected to fall over Pueblo from today’s storm, but it will be windy! Maximum wind gusts in Steele City on Monday will range between 40-55 mph.
Canon City Forecast: high: 49; a little: 30. Not much snow from today’s storm will reach us here in Cañon City, with only a little expected to fall locally. It will be a windy to blustery day, with afternoon wind gusts near 30 mph.
Woodland Park Forecast: high: 32; a little: 16. Snow will increase this morning, with an additional 4-7 inches possible today in Teller County. On top of the snow, it will be windy and cold on Monday, with wind gusts around 50 mph.
Triple Lakes Forecast: high: 30 seconds; a little: The twenties. Cold and windy, with periods of snow for the Palmer Divide area throughout the day. Snow totals range from 2-4 inches, with wind gusts up to 50 mph.
Plains Forecast: high: 40 sec / 50 sec; a little: 20 sec / 30 sec. As we approach a strong low pressure system over the central Plains, our forecast for Monday will be very stormy and much colder than what we saw on Sunday. Some rain or snow will be possible, but accumulations are unlikely.
Forecast for Walsenburg and Trinidad: high: 30 sec/40 sec; a little: The twenties. Snow showers will be possible throughout the day, mostly concentrated along and near the Raton Mesa area, where a few inches of accumulation are possible. It will also be very windy today, with winds reaching 50 mph.
Mountain Forecast: High: 20 sec / 30 sec; a little: 10 sec / 20 sec. Monday is expected to be windy, cold and snowy in the southeastern mountains, with a winter weather advisory in effect until 11 p.m. An additional 2-5 inches of snow will be possible until late tonight.
Extended forecast forecast:
Sunshine will return Tuesday, but will remain cold, with highs only in the 40s and 50s. Wednesday will be the nicest day of the week, with the sun shining and temperatures in the 60s on the Plains, and in the 50s in Teller County.
It looks like a more powerful storm system will impact our area late this week, and timing will be everything! Right now, Thanksgiving Day looks dry and breezy, with cooler highs in the 40s and 50s. Snow is likely to fall overnight, with a snowy and cold Black Friday arriving in southern Colorado. Snow could continue into Saturday morning in some areas, with highs only in the 20s and 30s Friday through the start of the weekend.
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