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Apr 16, 2013 6:18 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Winter weather returns Wednesday

Finally, Southern Colorado looks to pick up some moisture Wednesday from the system that dumped snow up over the high country and Northeast Colorado earlier in the workweek.

A Blizzard Watch is in effect for Northern El Paso County from Wednesday afternoon until Thursday morning. This includes Black Forest, Monument Hill, and the Air Force Academy.

A few snow showers plus areas of freezing drizzle are possible overnight around the Pikes Peak region including Colorado Springs. Not much more than a trace of new is possible into Wednesday morning for any area that sees some snow.

The better shot of moisture comes into the afternoon Wednesday as a cold front works its way through Southern Colorado bringing cold, wind, and snow to most of the region. The Palmer Divide will see the snow the first early in the afternoon. Expect possible hazardous travel along the I-25 corridor in the afternoon due to snow and wind. Canon City, Pueblo, and towns out over the Southeastern Plains will see rain change over to snow late in the day and in the evening.

In regards to snowfall totals, the Palmer Divide and Teller County look to pick up anywhere from 2 to 4 inches with the Springs, Pueblo, and other spots possibly picking up a trace to 2 inches of new snow. The Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains are forecasted to see 3 to 6 inches of snow Wednesday through Thursday.

The cold air will remain in place for Thursday, but temps will rebound quickly by the weekend. Expect highs in the 50s/60s in both the Springs and Pueblo  Friday through Sunday. A stray shower or two is possible Saturday and then again on Monday across Southern Colorado.

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