Posted: Jan 03, 2014 10:13 PM MST
Updated: Jul 15, 2016 02:52 AM MDT
As of 10pm Friday Night the colder air is moving into southern Wyoming and will get across southern Colorado Saturday morning. The area of snow in this image over central Wyoming is the snow that will move across our region on Saturday.
A potent cold front is expected to move through early Saturday which will bring significantly colder temperatures on Saturday. Snow will begin early in the day and will slide south through the afternoon/evening. While the snow will come to an end on Sunday, the cold air will stick around.
Through the evening, the snow will begin shifting toward areas south of Hwy 50. The snow will gradually come to an end from north to south through the late evening and overnight.
In general 2"-5" of snow is expected over Teller County & SW Colorado Springs. There will be areas of Teller County, in particular Pikes Peak and north of Florissant that get a little more. The north side of Colorado Springs, Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Peyton, Calhan and Ramah should see 2"-5" of snow too. Downtown Colorado Springs, Security, Widefield, Fountain, Ellicott, Yoder and Rush should expect 1"-3" of snow before it ends Saturday night.
Pueblo looks to get 1"-3" of snow Saturday with some parts of the Wet Mountains getting 4"-8" by the time its all said and done.
The heaviest snow will fall over the ski resorts in the central and northern mountains of the state. While amounts over our local mountains will be lighter, parts of Teller County, the Wet Mountains and the Sangre de Cristos could get 4"-8" in spots. Spots where most people live should end up with 2"-5". The Palmer Divide and the Trinidad area should get 2"-5" too. The eastern plains will get lighter amounts of snow.
With some of the highest peaks expected around 10 inches of snow, the National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Advisories (white) and Winter Storm Warnings (red) that go into effect tonight at 6:00. These warning will stay in effect until Sunday morning. If you're planning any travel to the mountains, be prepared for winter travel conditions. Slick roads and blowing snow will be problematic through the first half of the weekend.