Mar 4, 2013 9:45 AM by Craig Eliot

Breezy, colder with rain and snow possible today

TODAY: First Monday of March will begin on a mild and dry note, but it won't stay that way. In fact our high temps for the day will occur by late morning or very early afternoon. The reason is because two cold fronts will move through our area during the day. When the second one arrives will see a good chance of snow and rain showers developing first over Teller and northern El Paso County and the mountains west of I-25. We have the potential to see a quick 2-4" of snow in places like Calhan, 1-3" around the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 1-2" for Monument, Woodmoor, Woodland Park and Cripple Creek. A light dusting possible for the Springs and only a trace to light amounts of rain or snow possible for Canon City, Pueblo, La Junta and Lamar.

TONIGHT: A few lingering snow showers in early evening then much quieter with clearing skies and colder temps. Low tonight in Colorado Springs drop to about 14 in the Springs, 15 in Pueblo and lower 20's in Canon City.

TUESDAY: Behind that cold front we'll have dry skies, abundant sunshine and cool temps. 44 for Colorado Springs, 48 for Pueblo. Wind tomorrow will be light which will make the temps feel a bit warmer under those sunny skies.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and much warmer. Temps will rises to 57 in Springs and lower 60's for Pueblo, Canon City and Trinidad. It could even be a couple of degrees warmer in La Junta and Lamar. Winds during the afternoon will increase with some gusts up around 20-25 mph.

THURSDAY: Temps will be even warmer along the Front Range with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies during the afternoon. Lower 60's for the Springs, middle 60's for Ft. Carson and Canon City and upper 60's to near 70 from Pueblo out to Lamar. A new, more potent storm system from the Pacific will start to bring snow back Colorado Mountains and ski resorts by late afternoon and evening.

FRIDAY: The day starts with more snow across the higher elevations and a mix of clouds and sunshine here at the lower elevations. As the next storm moves into the region we'll see even more clouds and cooler temps later in the day and by Friday evening another round of some rain and snow showers will return to eastern Colorado. High temps Friday will be about 8-10 degrees cooler than Thursday, but still right about average for this time of year. Chances for late afternoon/evening showers will go up to about 40-50% across the mountains close to home...including Teller County. By evening we'll have at least a 40% chance for Colorado Springs and Canon City....30% chance for Pueblo, Trinidad and Walsenburg and a 20-30% chance for the eastern plains.

SATURDAY: Colder with snow and even a few rain showers likely during the much chillier day. High temps of only 38 in the Springs, lower 30's for Monument & Woodmoor. Canon City, Pueblo and the eastern plains will only have temps in the lower to middle 40's. Expect more cloud than sunshine and breezy conditions with those scattered showers.

SUNDAY: The day starts with a chance of a few very early morning snow showers. Skies during the day will begin to clear as the storm system exits the state. Temps will stay chilly with highs only about 2-3 degrees above temps on Saturday.

Have a great week!


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