The biggest concern for this evening will be frigid temperatures. Temperatures will fall through the teens and single digits tonight and with breezy conditions... wind chills will be in the single digits to below zero. Weekend temperatures will be over 20 degrees below average and additional snow is possible both Saturday and Sunday...head over to the "Weather" tab for more information.
Don't be fooled by the snow on the ground. Colorado Springs is still facing a very difficult and dry summer.
Colorado Springs Utilities' Kevin Lusk says, although more snow has fallen this year, our water storage is at 44% of normal. It should be at 76%. And he says because the soil, atmosphere and vegetation is so dry, snow will produce less runoff.
However, Lusk says Southern Colorado is in a slightly better situation than a year ago. But our water shed is still only 80% of normal. "We are in the midst of another drought cycle. We need to pull together to make the water supply we have last for all of us," Lusk says.
On Tuesday, Colorado Springs Utilities officials will make recommendations to the city council on ways the city can conserve water this summer.