Last Update: April 13th, 5:30 PM
TUESDAY NIGHT: Rain and snow chances spread out of our higher elevations between 7-9 PM and onto I-25. As the snow line drops and rain and snow become more organized and intense, a few inches of slushy accumulations look possible for the Pikes Peak Region overnight, especially around Teller County and Monument Hill. It’s possible that some road slush could have you moving a bit slower in our higher elevations. Plan on a slower commute Wednesday morning if you’ll be traveling between Colorado Springs and Denver. Here’s a look at snow forecast totals through Wednesday morning… for roads and pavement, we’ll see less thanks to warm ground. The highest totals will be on grassy and elevated surfaces:
WEDNESDAY: A few lingering snow showers will be here early in the morning before we clear out. Wednesday should dry out as the first wave lifts to the north but the day remains overall on the cloudier side with some breaks of sun from time to time. Highs will be cool but not too bad for the time of year, 50s to low 60s with 40s in our higher elevations. By Wednesday night we may see our next push of moisture moving in… we will have to watch the timing, but especially fir our higher elevations, evening rain/snow is possible.
EXTENDED: Our next wave brings another chance of moisture Thursday which will last into Friday when thunderstorms and even thundersnow are possible for some parts of Colorado. Rain chances for the E Plains, especially south of Hwy 50, are a bit up in the air at the moment… current model runs are a bit more optimistic in bringing in widespread moisture and we’ll have to see how that holds together. Right now, best chances will be along and W of I-25. Where the rain/snow line ends up Thursday night will determine the severity of travel impacts. It cuts right across Colorado Springs and any shift N or S in this storm’s path could leave us with little to no impact or enough snow to cause issues in the Thursday evening drive. Friday morning will likely bring slow downs for our higher elevations but impacts are still unclear for Colorado Springs.
We’ll see another shot at rain and snow Friday night into Saturday morning with a warming trend and a brief break in activity for the start of the week. The active and cooler pattern looks like it will resume on Tuesday. Stay with us as we continue to monitor the forecast!