Light snow/rain continue to develop along northern El Paso County, as well as wind picking up in this location. This trend will continue to extend to the south throughout the afternoon hours. Light snow accumulations and poor visibility will be possible for a time this afternoon and evening north of Colorado Springs and south/southwest of Pueblo. Blowing dust will be mostly likely on the Eastern Plains, where a Blowing Dust Advisory is in effect. Bottom-line, your Tuesday will feel (and look) a lot different than the past two days. Be prepared...
A storm system will continue to target Southern Colorado on Tuesday. This means more heavy mountain snow and the threat of snow at the lower elevations on Tuesday afternoon and night. Minor accumulations will be possible, with some locally heavier amounts for northwest El Paso and Teller County. See Potential Accumulations below:
An inch or less: Southeast Plains east of Highway 71
1 to 3 Inches: Colorado Springs, Falcon, Peyton, Calhan, Pueblo, Canon City, Rye, Walsenburg, Trinidad.
3 to 6 Inches: Woodland Park, Cripple Creek, The Air Force Academy, Monument, Black Forest, Westcliffe. Higher end of the range will be for the communities west of I-25.
6 to 11 Inches: Higher elevations of the Sangre De Cristo Mountains.
While travel might be a bit slow on Tuesday afternoon and evening, we won't have near the trouble mountain communities will have. If headed into the mountains be prepared for hazardous travel conditions.
Snow will wind down on Tuesday night, and that will provide for a quiet Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. High temperatures will be in the 30's on Christmas Eve, before surging into the 40's to lower 50's on Christmas Day.
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Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe
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