Last Update: Feb. 20, 5:00 PM
TONIGHT: Clear skies and calm winds will allow temperatures to fall fast past sunset. It will be a cold start to Friday, with overnight lows falling to teens and single digits across southern Colorado. Into the early morning hours, breezes off the hills will help areas west of I-25 warm up before sunrise.
FRIDAY: Enjoy the warmth and sunny skies as we end our work week! Daytime highs will reach for 40s and 50s. That’s around 20 degrees warmer than Thursday’s temps. High pressure will keep us dry and warm into the start of the weekend. Clouds increase Friday night, with breezes early Saturday.
SATURDAY: Saturday will be another warm day, but clouds will build and winds pick up ahead of our next system. Snow and rain move into the Continental Divide by Saturday and continue moving east throughout the day. A few showers are possible west of I-25 later Saturday, but most areas outside the high country will stay dry.
EXTENDED: Sunday holds a better chance for rain and snow east of the mountains. We will likely see rain, with a few flurries possible, across the plains Sunday morning. Snow starts spilling east of the mountains by afternoon, continuing through Sunday evening. We’re also going to have to deal with strong winds on Sunday, which will create some blowing snow and low visibility. Travel plans will be difficult, especially east of the Interstate and over the Palmer Divide.
We’re still ironing out the details as we keep a close eye on the track of the storm. Right now, models are showing the system’s track moving across southern parts of the state. This would favor periods of heavy snow for areas south of Hwy 50 late Sunday.
Beyond that, another storm is on the way for Monday night and Tuesday. This one looks like it’ll bring more snow to the mountains and to the plains. Behind it we’ll be pretty cold through the work week.