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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – Warmer, Late T-Storms For Some – 5/1/2022

Overview:  We're tracking cooler air, periods of wind, fire weather, and possibly a few showers and thunderstorms.

Today:  Increasing wind and warmer air on Sunday could cause conditions to become favorable for the spread of wildfires again over and near the Wet and Sangre De Cristo Mountains this afternoon. High temperatures should reach the 60s and 70s for most areas, but a few lower 80s are likely over the southeastern plains. We're tracking an upper-level system that should increase the clouds Sunday afternoon and possibly result in scattered showers and thunderstorms over parts of the area very late in the day. Right now it doesn't appear the most areas along and west of the I-25 corridor will receive much rain during the day on Sunday due to relatively dry air at lower levels in the atmosphere, but low-level moisture could support isolated strong to severe thunderstorms over the far eastern plains as we approach the evening. 

Tonight:  Isolated strong to severe thunderstorms capable of producing large hail, damaging wind gusts, and brief tornadoes are possible over the southeastern plains to the east of the I-25 corridor this evening. Scattered rain and/or snow showers are also possible farther north and west with the best chances for a burst of rain and snow around the Pikes Peak Region. We expect low temperatures in the 40s for the plains, 30s for the mountains and high mountain valleys. Low clouds may develop over northern areas late.

Extended:  Monday could begin with some low clouds and chilly air over northern areas. Scattered rain and snow showers are possible mainly north of the Arkansas River in the morning. Temperatures along and north of the Arkansas River may remain in the 40s and 50s for much of the day, but south of the Arkansas River the air should be warmer. Tuesday looks breezy and warmer briefly before another cold front arrives for Tuesday night and Wednesday, possibly resulting in another round of at least scattered showers and thunderstorms (possibly some snow over the mountains) into early Thursday. Friday looks windy and warmer.

Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.

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