Thursday, March 23rd
Today temperatures will be warm and it will be quite windy from late morning through afternoon. Red Flag Warnings go into effect at 11 AM and will end at 8 PM... fire danger will be HIGH.
Strong storm starts impacting Southern Colorado late tonight and will last through most of Friday. Everyone will see strong wind, with some gusts over 60 mph likely. Heavy snow will impact Teller County and Northern El Paso County, as well as some areas to the southwest of Pueblo. Other lower elevation areas will see mainly rain, with the least precipitation falling in the southeast corner of the state.
Snowfall Potential Thursday Night - Friday:
8-16": Castle Rock, Palmer Lake, Monument, Black Forest, Peyton, Calhan, Liimon with Woodland Park and Cripple Creek seeing 6-12". Isolated higher totals possible.
3-8": Northern Co Springs with Falcon and areas along HWY 94 to the east of Co Springs possibly seeing as much as 4-8". Areas east of Trinidad to Kim may see 4-8" too...
0-4": Downtown Co Springs, Security, Fountain, Walsenburg, Trinidad. Potential for more, if heavier snow band can make it a bit farther south.
The areas that see the heaviest snow will likely have blizzard conditions. If you have travel planned on I-25 north of Co Springs, HWY 24 east or west of Co Springs, and along HWY 94 east of Co Springs, be prepared for difficult if not impossible travel conditions due to snow and blowing snow. Wind and snow will get out of Southern Colorado later Friday afternoon and evening.
Saturday will be dry, with another chance for showers on Sunday. Another storm impacts us as we head into the middle of next week.