Feb 14, 2013 9:36 AM by Craig Eliot

Some snow on your chocolate likely today

VALENTINE'S DAY: Unsettled weather expected today for you and your sweetheart. Later this afternoon and this evening we expect some snow and rain showers to develop as a cold front drops in to eastern Colorado. Snowfall accumulations by this evening will range from 1-2" over Monument Hill and in a couple spots in Teller County. About 1" or less at the Air Force Academy...likely even a little less for Colorado Springs. For Pueblo and Pueblo West we anticipate only a Trace to less than ½ an inch. Higher totals possible around the foothills of the Wet Mountains...about 2-3" in places like Rye & Beulah. Walsenburg and Trinidad could see about 1-2" with a slight chance for as much as 3" west of I-25. If you live on the plains you'll only have a trace of rain or snow.

TONIGHT: We will start the early evening forecast with a few scattered, light snow showers. Any chance of snow will last the longest for the southern half of the state...including around Walsenburg and Trinidad. Almost all of the areas of precipitation should end around or before midnight.

FRIDAY: We will start the day with chilly temperatures and more clouds than sunshine. As the day goes on, expect a little more sunshine. It stays chilly with high temperatures staying close to today's highs... Upper 30's in Colorado Springs and lower 40's in Pueblo.

SATURDAY-SUNDAY: If you are hoping for warmer temperatures for the weekend, boy are you going to get your wish! Highs both days in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will be at least 15 degrees warmer compared to temps today and tomorrow. In addition to the warmer weather it will be breezy at times with abundant sunshine. By Sunday night, another fast moving wave of energy will bring us a chance of some scattered snow showers overnight through early Monday.

MONDAY: There will be a chance of some light snow to start the day which could complicate the morning commute. Snow ends early, so later in the day it will be partly sunny with chilly temps again. Highs only around 35 in the Springs and upper 30's for Pueblo and Canon.

TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: Plenty of sunshine and a warming trend expected again. Upper 40's to near 50 along the Arkansas River Valley and middle 40's for Colorado Springs. Yet another weak storm will bring some gusty winds and a chance for some more light snow developing over Teller County and El Paso County...and by the start of the morning drive for Thursday we could be talking about some slippery roads.


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