Weather - Forecast

Apr 5, 2014 10:25 AM by John Dissauer

Scattered Showers Possible Saturday

If you have outdoor activities today and tonight it might not be a bad idea to take an umbrella.

An upper-level system, located over northern Arizona Saturday morning, will slowly move east.  As it does so, it will help draw up moisture, initially in the form of clouds, in to southern Colorado.  By afternoon, scattered showers will be possible west of I-25.  Once you get above 7,000 feet the scattered showers will take the form of scattered snow showers.  Rain/snow that develops will be very hit or miss through the afternoon and early evening.  Later tonight, it should become a little better organized.  Overnight the snow level will drop to around 6,000 feet which will lead to a better chance for snow showers developing around Colorado Springs.

Winter Weather Advisories will be in effect from noon Saturday through 6am Sunday morning for Pike's Peak (above 11,000 feet), the Wet Mountains (above 10,000 feet) and the Sangre de Cristo mountains (above 10,000 feet).

Overall, I think snow amounts should remain light.  In the higher elevations, totals through Sunday afternoon could top out in the 4" to 7" range with a few locally higher amounts possible.  Woodland Park could pick up 3" to 4".  Monument could pick up 2" or less.  Colorado Springs should see little in the way of accumulating snow.  Pueblo could see a few snow flakes but that will be about it.

SATURDAY FORECAST:

Turning mainly cloudy by afternoon.  Scattered showers develop afternoon and evening.  Highs in the middle 40°s to upper 50°s.  (Colorado Springs: 50° | Pueblo: 53°)

-Meteorologist John Dissauer

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