Oct 28, 2013 6:30 PM by John Dissauer
...Ups and Downs for the Week Ahead...
Not too bad of a day for southern Colorado today. A mixture of sun and clouds and temperatures in the 50°s and 60°s.
Tomorrow morning it looks like we could see a deck of low clouds moving in to the eastern plains of Colorado and the clouds could move west along the U.S. 50 corridor and also around the Colorado Springs area. The low clouds will help keep temperatures from dropping too much overnight. Lows will generally be in the 30's for southern Colorado.
It could take several hours to get the clouds to burn off. Computer models are suggesting this could start to happen by around noon. Clouds should quickly erode through the early afternoon and turn skies sunny by late afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 50°s to lower 60°s.
Cold Front Passes Wednesday
A cold front will pass through the area early Wednesday morning. Behind the front, slightly cooler air will move in, dropping temperatures 3°-5° for Wednesday afternoon.
Right now, the question mark in the forecast is for overnight Wednesday/Thursday. An upper-level low will pass across the region during the overnight hours. This could spin up a little bit of moisture for the area. With temperatures hovering in the lower 30°s this could bring a little snow for higher elevations, a snow/rain mix for Colorado Springs and possibly just light rain for Pueblo. Right now amounts look minimal. A three computer model average is only suggesting 0.19" of precipitation for Colorado Springs and 0.15" for Pueblo. So perhaps 1"-2" of snow in some locations of Teller and El Paso counties. Stay tuned...
Warming Back Up
Looks like we will warm back up for the weekend. Temperatures look to be in the 60°s and 70°s under mostly sunny skies before another cold front comes through for Monday. We could see temperatures dropping 20° from Sunday to Monday. - Meteorologist John Dissauer