Weather - Forecast

Jan 31, 2014 5:26 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

More accumulating snow overnight

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 8am Saturday for Teller and El Paso Counties, the Wet Mountains, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.

A general range of 1 to 3 inches of new snow is possible overnight for areas south and east of Colorado Springs in El Paso County. An additional 3 to 6 inches of snow is possible through Saturday morning for the Palmer Divide, areas west of Colorado Springs, and the Wet Mountain Valley. Teller County, the Wets, and the Sangres are looking to pick up an additional 4 to 10 inches. Elsewhere in Southern Colorado (ie the southern I-25 corridor and the Southeastern Plains) can expect a trace to 2 inches over the next 12 hours. Please keep in mind that isolated higher amounts are possible - especially for higher elevation locations.

Travel along and west of I-25 will be hazardous tonight and Saturday morning. If you have to be out, please be careful out on the roads.

The weekend looks quite a bit calmer with more clouds than sun overhead. A few light snow showers are still possible around the region Saturday. Little to no new snow accumulation is expected. Sunday will be dry but still cold out.

Highs will remain well below average in the teens/20s/30s for the workweek next week. Another storm system looks to impact the state late Monday into Tuesday. Keep it tuned to News 5 on-air and online throughout the weekend for updates on this upcoming storm.

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