Jan 28, 2013 9:10 PM by Craig Eliot

Quick shot of snow & cold...then quiet the rest of the week

TONIGHT: Much colder air and a storm system moving through the state will bring a much needed round of snow showers to eastern Colorado. Snow will be mostly likely overnight in Teller and El Paso County and then start to spread in to eastern Colorado by very early tomorrow morning and early afternoon. Temps tonight will drop to the 20's, but wind chill values will feel much colder.

TUESDAY: Snow showers to start the day which could make it a slow commute to the office or classroom. Snow will taper-off during the morning from the northwest to the Monument will see showers ending around 8-10 AM, while it could still be snowing around La Junta and Springfield by 1-2 PM. We do not expect too much snow with this system, but it is possible for a brief shot of an inch or so around El Paso and Teller County. We could see a quick 2-4" for Rye and Beulah. Some spots like the south side of Pueblo, Walsenburg could see an inch of snow. Around La Junta and Trinidad should have about less than half an inch and perhaps just a dusting for our neighbors in Canon City and Penrose. Be advised that parts of the mountains have seen about 3 feet of snow the last two days and travel...especially across Wolf Creek and Monarch Passes will be difficult at best. The central and northern mountains did not have nearly as much...about 4-8 inches in the last two days, but it will continue to snow there through at least Thursday!

WEDNESDAY: While snow continues in the Colorado Mountains, we'll expect partly cloudy skies and warming temps in eastern Colorado. It will be a cold start to the day with temps in the single digits and teens...but by afternoon we'll warm to around 42 in the Springs, 45 in Canon City and 46 in Pueblo.

THURSDAY: Cold start to the day again with an even warmer finish for the Front Range. Skies will be very sunny and winds will be light. High for the Springs will be about 48...lower 50's for Pueblo, La Junta and Canon City. We still expect some areas of light snow to be possible for the high country. Best chance for accumulations will be across the northern and central mountains.

FRIDAY: The new month of February begins on a dry note, with abundant sunshine and a continuing warming trend. Highs will be a couple of degrees warmer than Thursday. Drier air moves across western Colorado which will bring snow showers to an end as we approach the weekend.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: There is a little bit of a difference in the temps for the weekend. Some of the computer models try to bring temps down for the lower elevations for Saturday. Sunny skies and mostly upper 40's for the Springs and lower 50's for Pueblo. We do feel fairly certain that temps will warm quite a bit by Sunday. In fact...many locations will be in the mid to upper 50's for El Paso County and lower 60's from Canon City, Pueblo and out to La Junta and Lamar. Skies to end the weekend will be mostly sunny to partly cloudy.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy skies to begin next week and unfortunately, continued dry. Temps will likely be a few degrees warmer compared to Sunday. Dry skies also expected for the mountain areas.


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