Apr 24, 2013 8:18 AM by Stephen Bowers
A snowy Tuesday set records for the highest daily snowfall in Pueblo, where 1.6" of snow fell at the airport. The previous record of 0.6" was set in 2004. Pueblo also shattered a record high temperature... specifically, it was the COLDEST high temperature on record for yesterday's date. That high was only 30 degrees. The previous record was 40 degrees, set in 2004. Colorado Springs tied a record low temperature Tuesday morning, cooling to 20 degrees. That ties the record that was set in 1909.
Today will be warmer with sun and passing clouds. There is a slight chance for an upslope snow shower or two, but if it happens it is most likely in the Wet Mountains. Temperatures will warm after record cold readings in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo into the 50's in most locations, while 40's are likely high on the Palmer Divide. Near-60-degree readings can be expected in the Plains around La Junta, Springfield, and Lamar with 50's for Trinidad and Walsenburg.
After today, the warm up continues. By this weekend, most of us will warm into the 70's. Cool spots will be in the 60's for highs, and warm spots could spike in the lower 80's on Sunday.