Nov 9, 2012 10:24 AM by Craig Eliot
TODAY: Gusty and warm for one more day before Mother Nature reminds us that it is still late fall! As a storm and cold front approach we'll see increasing temps and winds. Highs this afternoon will rise to at least 66 in the Springs and 73 in Pueblo! By afternoon we'll all have some gusty winds to contend with. Gusts in eastern Colorado could exceed 30 mph at times from the west and southwest. We'll have the wind and warmth here the snow and rain will continue to increase in the high country. Almost of the higher elevations west of the Continental Divide. We'll see 1-2 feet of snow around parts of the central and southwest mountains are parts of northwestern Colorado through Sunday morning...including Crested Butte, Silverton and Telluride. Wolf Creek and Monarch Passes are already icy and snow packed! Snow will become heavier in these areas through tomorrow/tomorrow night. We could also see about 8-12" of new snow around the I-70 corridor west of the divide...including Vail, Snowmass and Aspen! Travel over mountain passes in Colorado is not recommended through Sunday afternoon.
TONIGHT: Snow, wind and rain continue across e western Colorado, while some gusty winds stick around here overnight. Temps will be in the upper 30's and 40's at the lower elevations with skies becoming partly to mostly cloudy. There will be a very slight chance over the mountains close to home of a light shower or two. We'll stay dry at the lower elevations.
TOMORROW: Breezy and cool in the morning before we start to feel the effects of the approaching storm system and cold front. Much colder plunges into eastern Colorado by afternoon with more gusty winds. Temps will only make it to about 51 in the Springs and 57 in Pueblo. Temps start to tumble late in the afternoon/evening afternoon while the same time we'll start to see an increasing chance of light rain or snow showers close to home over the Wet & Sangre de Cristo Mountains and Rampart Range. By late in the day we might even start to see a few showers at the lower elevations. Chance for precip will be best over Teller County and the mountains west of I-25...about 30-40%. Chances for the lower elevations will be best by very late afternoon and Saturday night for Colorado Springs and El Paso County...about a 20-30% chance. It is much less likely that we'll see rain or snow in Pueblo, La Junta or Lamar. Chances probably at 20% or less by Sunday.
SUNDAY: We'll start the day with the chance of a few lingering light snow showers...especially close to the mountains and higher elevations...during the afternoon a few light showers are also possible as the storm system moves to our east. Sunday morning will also be very cold with morning lows in the lower 20's at the lower elevations and high temps only reach 28 in the Springs and 31 in Pueblo making it the coldest afternoon of the fall season!
VETERAN"S DAY: We start the day with the coldest temps of the season. Low of 15 degrees in the Springs and 11 Pueblo. Even colder at 8-10 degrees in Teller County! You'll be happy to know that it will warm at least 10-12 degrees compared to Sunday with mostly sunny skies. High Monday of 43 in the Springs and 47 in Pueblo.
TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY: More sunshine and warmer temps on-tap. Highs by afternoon at will warm to the lower to middle 50's in Colorado Springs and the upper 50s' in Pueblo. Both days we'll have abundant sunshine and light winds.