Apr 22, 2013 9:21 AM by Stephen Bowers

Snowy Monday night & Tuesday morning

Another spring storm system is poised to impact Colorado overnight Monday and Tuesday morning.

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for northern El Paso County (NOT including Colorado Springs), for Teller County, for the Wet Mountains, for the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and for southern Las Animas County through Tuesday morning.

Snowfall totals will mainly average around 1-4" for locations along Interstate 25 - from Colorado Springs to Pueblo - and for Canon City and the Southeastern Plains, though locally higher amounts in the 5-8" range are possible, especially along I-25. Those higher amounts will be isolated at best. For northern El Paso County and Teller County and also for the Wet Mountains and Sangre de Cristo Mountains, 4-8" of snow is possible. Southern Las Animas County could see 2-5" of snow.

** Since the ground has been warm, some of the snow could melt and may not pile up to the totals forecasted in all locations. **

Gusty winds are also likely with this disturbance. Winds gusting up to 40-50 mph are possible, which means blowing snow will make for low visibility and uneasy driving conditions.

The Monday evening drive home could be icy, especially around Monument and areas north toward Castle Rock and Denver. For the rest of the area, the Tuesday morning commute could be more uneasy and snow could create slick spots, especially on back roads.


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