Colorado Springs weather: Warm start to the day with rain and snow overnight

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Wednesday starts off mostly sunny and warm but chances of rain are forecast later in the afternoon with the potential for snow overnight, the National Weather Service in Pueblo predicts.

Temperatures are expected to reach a high of 66 degrees in Colorado Springs with winds between 5 and 10 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon with gusts up to 35 mph, according to the weather service.

By 4 p.m. there is a 20% chance of rain.

Overnight temperatures are expected to drop to a low of 22 degrees with mostly cloudy skies and blustery winds between 10 and 15 mph increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Gusts could get as high as 35 mph, the agency said.

There is a chance of rain before 10 p.m. then a chance of rain and snow until midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40% but will likely amount to less than a tenth of an inch.

Thursday will be much colder than the start of the week with highs in the 30s.

“We will also see the opportunity for snow showers on Thursday morning,” Gazette news partner KKTV reported. “Any accumulation is likely to be light, but roads will be wet and could be icy for the morning drive. Dusting to a few inches possible in the Pikes Peak Region, with the same possible in the higher terrain southwest of Pueblo.”

The rest of the week is expected to be sunny with highs in the 40s, the weather service predicts.

Here’s the rest of this week’s forecast from the National Weather Service.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high near 38 degrees. Breezy with winds between 10 and 20 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 43 degrees and winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 40 degrees and winds between 5 and 10 mph.
Sunday: Sunny with a high near 48 degrees and winds between 5 to 10 mph.