Apr 16, 2014 6:29 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati
Winter Weather Advisory in effect for the highest of elevations this evening and overnight. By morning, 4-10" of snow will be possible for the Wet & Sangre Mountains, as well as Teller County. The Trinidad and Walsenburg area are also included in this Advisory. You can expect 2-5" of snow through the overnight hours.
The showers started in the northern part of the News 5 viewering area mid-afternoon. Those showers are moving southeast, overspreading the rest of the region. The showers start as rain but as the night progresses, rain changes over to snow for just about everyone. Waking up Thursday morning, a dusting to 2 inches will have fallen up and down the I-25 corridor. But not all of this will stick as temperatures will stay near the freezing mark overnight.
Once we get past the Thursday morning commute, any low lying areas with snow will see this melt fairly quickly. By lunchtime, the sunshine returns with highs in the 50s. Thursday will also be the coldest day of the upcoming seven.
Then the warmup begins. If you like milder temperatures, the weekend and next week should suit you pretty nicely. Highs will be in the 60s and 70s Friday with a good deal of sunshine. Unfortunately it won't be as nice for the weekend. There will be more cloud cover Saturday and Sunday - which will inhibit temperatures slightly. A spotty shower or two can also be seen this weekend, but the majority of them should stay in the higher elevations.
By next week we're looking at highs in the 70s, and possibly 80s with plenty of sunshine Monday through Wednesday.
Watch out for slick conditions tonight and tomorrow morning. And be sure to send us any winter weather photos... Meteorologist Valerie Abati
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