Weather - Forecast

Nov 3, 2013 7:23 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Mild and breezy today

It'll be mild and breezy today under mostly sunny skies. Highs will run about 10 degrees above average for this time of year. Winds over the southern I-25 corridor and Southeastern Plains will be out of the west-southwest sustained at 10 to 20 mph gusting up to 35 mph at times 

The system that will move through the state Monday/Tuesday looks less impressive than the last few days - at least for us here Southern Colorado. Periods of rain and snow are possible across the region starting Monday night and ending late Tuesday.

Colder air moves in for the day Monday with increasing clouds overhead. Precipitation looks to move in Monday night starting out as rain in most spots but will then change over to snow as temperatures drop. Tuesday isn't looking as cold anymore, so isolated rain showers are likely across the region with some snow mixing in at times.

The mountains will be the big winners in regards to snow with this system. Possible snowfall totals across Southern Colorado Monday night into Tuesday: 3 to 6 inches for Teller County, 2 to 4 inches over the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 1 to 3 inches over the Wet Mountains, 1 to 2 inches for the Palmer Divide, trace to an inch for the Colorado Springs metro area, and little to snow accumulation over the Southeastern Plains.

*Please keep in mind that these amounts are subject to change as more information becomes available as we get closer to Tuesday. Stay tuned to News 5 and over the next couple of days for updates.*

Temperatures will warm up during the second half of the week under mostly to partly sunny skies.

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