Overview: Several cold fronts will affect the area over the next week. Overall, we expect cooler air as compared to last week with periods of wind and possibly some isolated showers and thunderstorms. By the end of the week some wet snow could return to some areas on the higher terrain.
Today: Morning low clouds and patchy fog over the plains will gradually break up giving way to a partly cloudy sky everywhere during the afternoon. The wind will pick up during the afternoon blowing primarily from the south/southeast over the plains and out of the southwest over the mountains and mountain valleys. Like Saturday we expect fire weather to remain a concern over the mountains and valleys to the south/southwest of Pueblo where the air will be quite dry. Over the plains the low-level moisture will mitigate fire weather concerns, but it may also result in isolated showers and thunderstorms over mainly northern parts of our coverage area late. Most areas will again warm into the 60s and 70s, but lower 80s are likely along and south of the Arkansas River.
Tonight: Isolated showers and/or thunderstorms will track to the east this evening over northern parts of our coverage area although we expect most of this activity will be focused just north of most of us. Areas of low cloud cover and patchy fog should develop over primarily the far eastern plains late. Low temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s for the mountains and mountain valleys with 40s to lower 50s expected for the plains.
Extended: Monday should be partly cloudy and breezy with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s for most areas, but a few spots along and south of the Arkansas River may again reach the lower 80s. Fire weather may again be a concern for some areas southwest of Pueblo while the next cold front could bring a few showers to other areas Monday evening. Tuesday and Wednesday will be breezy with high temperatures in the 60s to lower 70s, and brief showers and/or a thunderstorm will be possible over/near the mountains on Tuesday. Thursday looks dry and windy for most of the day in advance of a more significant cold front that could bring a mixture of scattered rain and wet snow showers to some areas Thursday night into early Friday.