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Marty’s Saturday Morning Forecast – Taste of Spring! – 2/1/2020

Overview:  We’re expecting a much warmer weekend with some periods of clouds and wind.  A strong and very cold storm should impact the area early next week bringing many of us another chance for snow.

Today:  We expect to have some mountain wave clouds and cirrus clouds filtering the sun at times through the day and some areas will occasionally be a bit breezy with wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph possible. The air overhead will continue to warm so regardless of the potential for some clouds and wind we expect all areas will warm nicely with mainly 60s to lower 70s for the plains and 50s over our local mountain areas.

Tonight:   Partly cloudy and becoming breezy to wind at times mainly over and near the mountains. Temperatures should hover in the 30s to near 40 for much of the night along and west of I-25 while the mountains and low lying areas away from the mountains could dip into the 20s.

Extended:  We will continue to warm on Sunday with afternoon temperatures in the 60s and 70s, but we also look to be windier and we may still have some mountain wave clouds over the area. The record high temperatures for Sunday are 66 and 75 for Colorado Springs and Pueblo respectively and either community could set a new record high temperature during the afternoon, and the combination of warmth, wind, and very dry conditions could also lead to conditions become favorable for the spread of wildfires in much of eastern Colorado. We are tracking a strong, very cold storm that will begin to affect the area on Monday. Initially we expect increasing clouds and colder air Monday morning with increasing chances for snow as the day progresses. Snow could last into Monday night when travel conditions will probably be most difficult for many of us. Scattered, mainly light snow showers might linger into Tuesday and with very cold air in place could keep roads slick at times. The other big story early next week will be the chilly air we mentioned with afternoon temperatures only in the teens and 20s on Tuesday and low temperatures in the single digits above and below zero Tuesday night. We should remain dry and warm slowly starting Wednesday. There's also a chance that a quick moving cold front may clip the area late Thursday or Thursday night and bring at least scattered snow showers to the mountains and immediately adjacent plains. We'll likely be windy at times through the end of the week as well.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.