The summit of Pikes Peak just might get more than a dusting of snow Saturday night.
But Colorado Springs residents may have to settle for looking at it from afar as they brace for cold. Parts of the city could see a couple of inches of snow. But much of Colorado Springs, especially the to the east and south, will have to settle for a dusting, forecasters said Saturday.
The system passing through Colorado this weekend is expected to drop snow on some mountains, and Teller County could get 2 to 5 inches, said Kathy Torgerson, meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Pueblo. Northern El Paso County could get 1-3 inches overnight Saturday, with pockets of 4-5 inches.
“It’s great to see it in the neighborhood even if it’s not in our own yards,” she said.
Winter weather advisories were issued for late Saturday through 5 p.m. Sunday for Teller and northern El Paso counties, as well as the southeast and northwest portions of Colorado.
The storm will bring wind and cold temperatures – Sunday’s high is expected to stay in the teens. The low Sunday night could be around 7 degrees.
Torgerson said a pattern of fronts seems to be setting up, with more wintry weather possibly hitting the state Monday and Tuesday.
The front on Monday could bring snow to the central mountains, including Monarch ski area, but it likely won’t be heavy, she said.
The weather service is keeping an eye on another system that could come later in the week, but it’s hard to say what it might bring in the way of moisture.
But there seems to be a pattern developing.
“It’s promising that we’re at least seeing potential,” she said.