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Gazette Premium Content Here we go again: Snow possible Wednesday in Colorado Springs

By Andrea Sinclair Updated: April 16, 2014 at 11:52 am

Colorado Springs residents shouldn't put away their winter wear yet, because the National Weather Service in Pueblo is forecasting a storm that could dump a few inches of snow on the Pikes Peak region Wednesday.

The storm system could drop up to two inches of snow on El Paso County, with increased accumulations possible in higher elevations and west of the Interstate 25 corridor, said meteorologist Stan Rose.

"The precipitation will start out as rain and may turn into snow further north in El Paso County, possibly before sunset," Rose said.

The worst of the storm will move over the Front Range through Wednesday afternoon and night, with an 80 percent chance of heavy, wet snow especially after 9 p.m., according to the weather service.

Higher elevations in northern El Paso and Teller counties, such as Monument Hill, could see significant snow accumulation, Rose said.

Wednesday's forecast storm comes just a few days after one that passed over Colorado Springs on Sunday and Monday, which didn’t leave behind as much snow as originally predicted but not enough to make 2013-2014 the snowiest season in 13 years, according to the National Weather Service.

The official report from the Colorado Springs Airport was 1.5 inches, putting the season’s total at 34.4 inches, said meteorologist John Kalina.

Wednesday's forecast precipitation could start winding down after midnight and into Thursday morning, with temperatures in the mid-30s by mid-day.

"Drivers will have to watch out for icy road conditions, because a lot of that wet slushy snow could freeze overnight," Rose said. "There may be a few scattered snow showers in the early morning, but they'll be much less significant."

A nice warmup could be in the forecast for Friday and into the weekend, with expected temperatures reaching the high 60s, with mostly sunny conditions and light winds.

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