A system producing heavy snow in the central mountains arrives in SE Colorado overnight Sunday into Monday bringing moisture, windy conditions and colder temperatures. Snow showers will be possible across the I-25 corridor to start the day. This system will produce bands of snow through the day Monday. Areas under these bands will see periods of heavy snowfall which, with windy conditions, could create travel difficulties. Several inches of accumulation will be possible in areas where these bands develop. For more information click the ‘Weather’ tab...
Arctic Air will remain entrenched along and east of the I-25 Corridor throughout the day. Strong jet stream energy will move overhead this afternoon, and this will cause bands of light to moderate snow to develop. While it is always tough to pinpoint exactly where these bands will setup, they will be fairly robust where they occur. The snow will be very light and fluffy, and will accumulate readily. The timing of this event could provide problems for the evening commute, especially if one of those heavier bands can get going along the I-25 Corridor. With that in mind, plan on some slow travel later this afternoon, evening, and night.
Potential Accumulations By Tuesday Morning:
2-4": Denver, Woodland Park, Monument, Palmer Lake, Black Forest, Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Falcon, Peyton, Calhan, Manitou Springs, Canon City, Rye, Beulah, Colorado City, Aguilar, Walsenburg and all of the Wet and Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The higher totals will likely favor northern El Paso & Teller Counties. Also, isolated higher amounts are possible, within the heavier bands.
Dusting to 2": Pueblo, Trinidad and all of the Southeast Plains. Isolated higher amounts are possible, within the heavier bands.
The snow should be done by early Tuesday morning. However, slick roads will likely still exist and cause for a slow Tuesday morning commute. Otherwise, Tuesday should be uneventful and still cold.
Still some time for this scenario to change, so be sure to stay current with the forecast here at KKTV.com, KKTV 11 News, or on our NO-WAIT Weather Channel.
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Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe
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