The storm arrives on Sunday, with rain on the plains and snowfall in the mountains


Tonight’s predictions:
Windy to gusty southerly winds early this evening will veer further west before the potential for rain and snow tomorrow. Overnight breezes and partly cloudy skies will keep temperatures milder than last night in southern Colorado. Most of the plains will remain above freezing tonight, with the coldest air over the mountains and mountain valleys.

Colorado Springs Forecast: Low: 40; High: 53; Mostly cloudy on Sunday, with increased potential for rain in our forecast by late Sunday afternoon. Winds will also be gusty during the day, with northerly gusts up to 30 mph. By Sunday evening, snow is expected to mix with rain, with some light accumulations on the north and west sides of the city.

Pueblo Forecast: Low: 39; High: 60; Dry skies in the morning and early afternoon will give way to rain showers in the late afternoon and evening. Periods of rain are expected to continue through Sunday evening as snow levels remain between 6,000 and 7,000 feet.

Forecast of the city of Canon: Moo: 44; High: 58; A cloudy and choppy end to the weekend as our next storm will bring rain showers to the forecast mid to late afternoon, with rain continuing through Sunday evening and early Monday morning.

Woodland Park Forecast: Moo: 32; High: 45; Dry during the morning hours, with snow mixed with rain developing in the afternoon. The snow will continue Sunday night and Monday morning in Teller County before drying out Monday afternoon. Snow totals from 1 to 4″.

Tri-Lakes Forecast: Moo: 30s; High: 40/50 years; Windy tomorrow with rain showers and flurries developing by mid to late afternoon. With snow accumulation expected to remain above 7,000 feet, the potential for a light dusting of an inch or two will be possible through Monday morning along Palmer Divide, but mostly over grassy surfaces.

Plains Forecast: Moo: 30/40 years; High: 50s/60s; A windy end to the weekend for the Plains, with north and northeast winds gusting to 30-40 mph behind an early morning cold front. Some light rain will be possible by Sunday evening, but primarily for areas closest to the I-25 corridor.

Forecast Walsenburg and Trinidad: Moo: 30/40 years; High: 50s/60s; A windy and cooler Sunday before an increased chance of rain and snow by Sunday evening. For high elevation areas, we may see accumulations of up to 1″ on grassy or elevated surfaces by Monday morning.

Mountain Forecast: Low: 20s/30s; High: 30/40 years; Snow will return to the mountains on Sunday, with periods of snow likely through Monday morning. North of Sangres should get the most out of this storm, with 4-11″ of new snow possible. Lesser amounts for the wet mountains, with 3-8″ in the forecast here.

Long term forecast:
Chances of rain and snow will lessen over southern Colorado by late Monday morning, leaving us with a windy and slightly warmer day to start the work week. High fire danger returns Tuesday as our forecast turns dry and windy as the next storm keeps most of the moisture over the high country. A mostly wind-driven forecast will continue through Thursday next week, with a calm and dry outlook as we head into next weekend.

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