Weather - Forecast

Feb 24, 2014 6:10 PM by John Dissauer

Arrival of Two Cold Fronts

TONIGHT

A cold front will pass through the eastern Plains of Colorado allowing colder air to move in to eastern portions of the KOAA viewing area.  Temperatures should drop in to the teens over the Plains (Lamar, Springfield and La Junta).  There is a chance a that the cold front could squeeze a few sprinkles out of the dry air mass currently in place.  If this happens, there could be a few brief periods of freezing drizzle over the Plains.

Otherwise, expect to see partly to mostly cloudy skies overnight along the I-25 corridor.  Temperatures tonight will drop to the 20°s. (Colorado Springs: 24° | Pueblo: 22°)

TUESDAY

A second cold front is projected to pass through southern Colorado during the afternoon/evening.  The timing of the cold front will keep temperatures from warming much during the afternoon.  Highs will struggle to get in to the 40°s in El Paso County and the eastern Plains.  (Colorado Springs: 40° | Pueblo: 44°)

Tuesday evening could see the arrival of very light precipitation.  Temperatures should be cold enough that it would fall in the form of snow.  There will be very little precipitation for the cold air to work with, but there could be snow showers falling, especially over the Palmer Divide.  The snow could linger in to early Wednesday morning (pre-dawn).

MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER

Sunshine should break out by late Wednesday morning and allow temperatures to get back to the upper 40°s to 50°s.  The upwards trend in temperatures should continue through Friday.  Early indications point to a colder than normal upcoming weekend.  Medium-range computer models are suggesting temperatures could be in the 30°s and lower 40°s with a small chance of snow both days.  Stay tuned! - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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