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Wednesday night’s snowy forecast: Here’s what you need to know

Heavy snow is forecasted to pummel southern Colorado Wednesday night into Thursday morning. But how much, when and where? We asked our meteorologists to break it down for us.

Colorado Springs: 4″ – 7″, variable depending on how far north you live.
Pueblo: 3″ – 5″
Monument: 5″ – 10″ with isolated accumulations up to 12″.
Woodland Park/ Teller County: 5″ – 10″ with isolated accumulations up to 12″.

School closures and delays will be updated here.

Wednesday afternoon: The calm before the storm.

Rain showers beginning at 5 p.m. will gradually mix with snow through 9 p.m. This will change over to all snow past sunset through the Pikes Peak Region and mountains, with a continued mix of rain and snow in Pueblo until 10 p.m.

Winter storm warnings are in place for the Palmer Divide, Teller County, Fremont County and over the Southern Mountains through Thursday morning. Winter storm watches are in place between Colorado Springs and Pueblo and will likely be upgraded to winter storm warnings or advisories in the next 24 hours.

Wednesday evening: It’s going to come down hard.

Heavy overnight snow is expected to begin in earnest between 9 p.m. and midnight. The heaviest bands will occur between midnight and 6 a.m. into Thursday.

Travel will be very hazardous at times overnight. Flash freezing will produce slick and icy roads, especially on bridges and mountain roads.

The worst driving conditions will be in the mountains and over Monument Hill.

Thursday morning: You’ll wake up to a winter wonderland.

Snow accumulation is forecasted to continue until 8 a.m. Bursts of non-accumulating snow showers are possible until noon.

Driving may still be dangerous through 9 a.m. before roads warm up.

Here’s what else you need to know:

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