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...
The Pikes Peak region may still be feeling the remnants of Wednesday’s storm overnight into Thursday.
Snow in March or April is one thing.
"I’m thinking, what is happening here?" wondered Teri Miller Wednesday.
In the second week of May snow was the last thing Miller hoped to see.
"It’s frustrating,” she said. “We got this taste of spring that was wonderful, and then we freeze in the snow!"
Snow fell steadily through Wednesday in Teller County, covering communities like Divide and Woodland Park in approximately 6 inches of heavy, wet snow. Some Teller County residents reported even more.
Sleet and freezing rain doused Colorado Springs as the work day began.
"I thought by Mother's Day that the snow was going to stop, the rain was going to stop," said Rebecca Jumangit.
The noticeable shift from feeling warm to feeling like winter presented a few advantages.
"I actually got out of bed late this morning because it was cloudy and cold," said Casey Buckley.
Not to mention it brought some relief to a dry Pikes Peak region.
"The moisture is great," said Teri Miller.
Plus, through the snow, Teri Miller simply had to make the best of it while waiting for the warmth to return.
"We’ll go home, hunker down, and have soup; Lots of kids and cuddling by the fire.” she said.