Last Update: December 6th, 6:30 PM
TODAY: It will feel sharply colder this morning behind our weekend front. Many temperatures in the teens to 20s across Southern Colorado. Temperatures won’t warm a lot from there as highs only top out in the 30s – 40s. There will be increasing clouds during the second half of the day. Snow chances will also build in Monday night for the mountains as a system approaches from the NW. Taller peaks along the Continental Divide are looking at 2 – 4 inches into early Tuesday. Other than a few showers for Teller County and the foothills, this system keeps us dry across southern Colorado.
EXTENDED: From there, our weather stays pretty quiet through the middle of the week. Highs will rebound by Tuesday afternoon, with temps in the 40s to low 50s for the region. More sun builds in Wednesday and highs will be about 10 degrees warmer, even pushing into the low 60s for some spots. Thursday will be the last dry and mild day of the week before we’re watching some changes.
Confidence is growing for a late week storm to bring a solid round of snow for the mountains and a better chance for some showers locally. Snow starts for the mountains on Thursday, increasing in coverage into early Friday. Best chances for showers moving into I-25 and Front Range areas looks to favor late Thursday and Friday. This brings another blast of cold air, with highs down to the 30s and 40s to end the week. Stick with the FOX21 Storm Team for updates as the storm gets closer!
Drought conditions have expanded across southern Colorado over the last several months, and the latest drought monitor shows severe drought along parts of the Front Range, with extreme drought in the southeast corner of the state. We need some snow!
Snowpack in the mountains is pretty paltry compared to average in the central and northern parts of the state and downright abysmal south of highway 50 where we’re running less than 1/3 of average. Statewide we’re only about half of the average early December snowpack.