Change in The Weather: Spring Storm Moves In
A major storm remains on track to impact southern Colorado in multiple ways this weekend. Heavy snow, 1-2 feet, is expected in the mountains by Sunday, with up to 3 feet on top of Pikes Peak.
A mixture of heavy rain and heavy wet snow is expected at the lower elevations. The snow level will start out around 8,000 feet in elevation this evening, but then lower to around 6,500 feet by Saturday morning and to around 5,000 feet by Saturday evening. Accumulations of heavy, wet snow will be possible above the snow level. Otherwise, periods of rain, heavy at times, are expected at the lower elevations. Severe weather is possible over portions of the plains Friday and Saturday.
Today, Friday, the primary threat areas will be along a cold front over northern El Paso County and along a dryline over the far eastern plains. On Saturday, the primary threat area will mainly be along the dryline, near the Kansas border. If severe storms develop, tornadoes, large hail and strong winds will all be possible, along with periods of intense, heavy rainfall. Stay tuned to the National Weather Service for the latest watches and warnings for your area.
Saguache residents should note that if the storm brings heavy snow, tomorrow’s 9Health Fair will be on a delayed two-hour time schedule!