Overview: A strong storm system will deepen across the Great Plains today and move east into next week. While the storm will be too far north to bring us additional precipitation, it will be close enough to continue to bring strong wind gusts to much of the area today. As the storm moves farther away from the area the wind should gradually let up and the weather will become much more tranquil across the area.
Today: A High Wind Warning is in effect for many areas until late this afternoon or this evening. We expect a west/southwesterly wind to routinely blow across the area at speeds of 20 to 35 mph. Occasional wind gusts over 60 mph could cause localized property damage through late this afternoon. We will have more sun, and afternoon high temperatures should reach the 40s to near 50 for the plains with 30s over the mountains, but the strong wind will make for an uncomfortably blustery day.
Tonight: Expect decreasing clouds and wind this evening with low temperatures in the teens for most areas.
Sunday: We'll be chilly in the morning, but mostly sunny with less wind in the afternoon. Expect afternoon temperatures in the 40s for the plains with 30s over the mountains.
Extended: Next week will be warmer and drier with occasional clouds and periods of wind. Afternoon high temperatures will reach the 40s and 50s most days, but the warmest areas could reach the 60s on Monday and possibly to start next weekend. Our next decent chance for rain and snow will probably be sometime next weekend, although some scattered snow showers could develop over the ski resorts at times during the week.