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Marty’s Saturday Morning Forecast – Breezy – 5/9/2020

Overview:  Several cold fronts and weak upper level waves will affect the area over the next week. We expect periods of wind and isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms at times over the next week. The warmest air of the week looks to settle over the area around mid-week.

Today:  A weak cold front will pass primarily to our northeast today, but it will affect us with breezy conditions and a reinforcing surge of relatively cool, but dry air. Expect wind speeds of 10 to 20 mph to be common with occasional gusts over 30 mph possible, especially to the north and east of Colorado Springs this morning. We expect a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky this morning with clouds increasing over and near the mountains this afternoon, particularly around the Pikes Peak Region where a few sprinkles may occur late in the day. High temperature should reach the 50s and 50s for most areas along and west of I-25, although a few lower 70s are possible along the Arkansas River and the San Luis Valley.

Tonight:  A few sprinkles are possible over and near the mountains this evening, but most areas will be partly cloudy for much of the night. By daybreak, some patchy low clouds may develop over the plains of eastern Colorado, although the dry nature of the air should limit their coverage if they develop at all. We’ll be cool again with low temperatures falling into the 30s for most areas, but over the mountains and high mountain valleys some areas will fall into the 20s.

Sunday:  Any patchy low clouds in the morning will give way to a partly cloudy sky for most areas for much of the day. Breezy again with isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms developing over some areas during the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures might be a few degrees warmer than Saturday with a mixture of 60s to lower 70s for most areas.

Extended:  Monday might be slightly cooler with another chance for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms possible during the afternoon and evening hours. The air should warm a bit on Tuesday, but we may again have some spotty showers and thunderstorms over parts of the area during the afternoon and evening. Wednesday should probably be the warmest day of the week with high temperatures in the 70s and 80s and a dry, west/southwesterly wind that could cause conditions to become favorable for the spread of wildfires over more areas. Thursday and Friday look a little cooler again with more chances for isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms over some areas.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.