It blew in from the west, a mix of rain and snow that frustrated some and made spring jump back a season.
"Win-Spring!" exclaimed Jim Kyle.
For the first few hours it blanketed neighborhoods and covered cars, putting the city's fleet of snow plows on alert for an around the clock shift on local streets.
"We understand there's going to be a couple inches tonight and possibly a few more tomorrow sometime during the day."
Even good Samaritans like Tyler Purvine stopped to fill his very own heavy rescue truck for a long night of work.
"If it gets bad, I'll be out in it!"
And by nightfall it looked like the first round of cold lost its teeth.
"Yeah, some storm," said Stuart Beauregard of Colorado Springs.
But wet streets threaten to become sheets of black ice in sub-freezing temperatures: A dangerous reminder that even though the calendar says it's spring...
"I'm waiting for it to get bad tomorrow," Beauregard said.
…winter hasn't completely lost it's sting.