Weather - Forecast

Mar 11, 2014 8:13 AM by Stephen Bowers

Tuesday Weather: Weak Storm Brings Rain & Snow

A weak cold front blowing through Colorado Tuesday will bring rain, snow, and wind.The wind is the one thing that nearly everyone in Southern Colorado will experience. The rain and snow will be limited along the Arkansas River Valley and in the Southeastern Plains.

Rain and snow begin picking up in El Paso and Teller Counties from 10 AM to 2 PM. It's mostly snow in Teller County, but rain will change to snow in much of El Paso County. Accumulation will be greatest from northern El Paso County to Teller County with 1-3 inches. Northern Colorado Springs falls into that 1-3 inch zone, but central and southern areas will mainly see less than a half inch.

Snow totals could be significantly higher in the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, where 3-6 inches could fall. In Pueblo, it's a brief hit of rain and maybe a brief change to snow with little (if any) accumulation before the downslope wind off the Palmer Divide chokes off the precipitation around Pueblo.

This system is going to mean a lot more snow for the high elevations west of I-25 and in northern El Paso County, but it still could mean just enough snow for a slippery evening commute around Colorado Springs.

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