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Winter blast bringing early snow to Colorado Springs


On Sunday, Colorado Springs and Pueblo set September high-temperature records, but in all likelihood, we'll soon break low-temperature records as a mind-boggling cold front passes through the state.

Here's the breakdown of what we could be getting from Tuesday to Wednesday morning:

Colorado Springs: 2-5"
Monument: 4-8"
Woodland Park: 4-8"
Falcon: 3-6"
Peyton: 4-8"
Fountain: 1-3"
Pueblo: Trace-2"
Canon City: 3-6"
Salida: 5-10"
Trinidad: 4-8"
Rocky Ford: Trace-2"

The cold front will move through overnight. Temps are expected to be 40-50 degrees colder on Tuesday. Windchills likely in the 20's/30's so bundle up and dress in layers!

Now to the snow forecast, which is a tricky one. Moisture will lag an hour or two behind the initial cold front with rain showers changing to snow along the Palmer Divide and in the mountains during the early morning hours Tuesday. For Colorado Springs and Pueblo, the precipitation could be pretty stubborn with it's transition to snow, the exact time frame of this is uncertain. But most likely snow showers will begin during the afternoon in the Colorado Springs metro and continue into Wednesday morning with later arrival of snow in Pueblo. Expect anywhere from 2-4" in Colorado Springs and 1-3", but it's possible much of this snow melts on contact with the ground due to the recent warm temperatures.

Elevations above 7500ft are favored for moderate to heavy snowfall accumulations with Monument and Woodland Park seeing 5-10" through Wednesday morning. Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for many areas in the higher terrain.

Make sure to stay tuned to the latest forecasts as this snowfall totals and traveling conditions will rapidly change over the next 48 hours.

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Merry Matthews

Merry is KRDO’s chief meteorologist. Learn more about Merry here.


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