Snow unlikely in the Springs from new storm

GARRISON WELLS Updated: December 26, 2012 at 12:00 am • Published: December 26, 2012

A second round of snow is expected to roll through Colorado Thursday.

But don’t expect anything major in Colorado Springs.

Most of the snow will be in the mountains, said Patrick Cioffi, National Weather Service meteorologist in Pueblo.

“We have zero forecast for Colorado Springs and Pueblo,” he said. “Pikes Peak will see about three inches and parts of Teller County may see an inch.”

Wolf Creek will get 5 to 10 inches of snow and Monument will see less than an inch, he said.

The National Weather Service forecasts a 30 percent chance of precipitation during the day Thursday with a high near 32.

The chance of snow jumps to 40 percent Thursday night with a low around 9. With an east wind of about 5 miles per hour, it will feel like -5 to 5 degrees, the weather service said.

The forecast calls for the return of sunny skies on Friday, with a high near 27.

Cioffi said the warming trend will extend to Sunday, when the temperature in Colorado Spring will reach the 40s.

“There will be a slow warming trend and after that we will be around average for this time of year,” Cioffi said.

The average high in January for Colorado Springs is 42 degrees with less than an inch of snow.

A Christmas Eve snow dumped up to 20 inches in parts of Colorado's high country.

Widespread snow was expected Wednesday in western Colorado.

The National Weather Service says the mountains will get between 6 and 14 inches of snow while between 2 and 6 inches will fall in the valleys.

A storm that moved across the state on Christmas Eve dropped 20 inches of snow on some parts of Grand Mesa.

The Powderhorn ski resort, which sits at the edge of the mesa, reported getting 14 inches of new snow in the last 48 hours.

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