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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – Breezy & Warmer – 05/17/2020

Overview:  We’re tracking warmer air and wind for much of the next week. Occasionally some weak waves and low-level moisture may support isolated thunderstorms, but we do not expect widespread, heavy rainfall over the next week.

Today:  Any patchy low clouds in the morning will give way to a partly cloudy sky for most areas for much of the day. Many areas will become breezy to windy at times this afternoon with very spotty showers/thunderstorms possible over and near the mountains late. The air will be quite dry over the higher terrain to the southwest of Pueblo and over the interior valleys where Red Flag Warnings are in effect from 12 PM until 8 PM today. High temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than Saturday with a mixture of 70s to lower 80s for the plains; 60s to lower 70s for our local mountain communities.

Tonight:  Any evening showers and/or thunderstorms should end shortly after sunset with a mostly clear sky by morning. Low temperatures will fall into the 40s to lower 50s for most areas, but the high mountain valleys may dip into the 30s again.

Extended:  Monday through Wednesday look very warm and windy with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s for the plains with mostly 70s for the mountains. An upper-level wave could bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to the area during the afternoon and evening hours, but the warmth, wind, and generally dry air near the surface suggests that fire weather may be our primary concern. Thursday and Friday look breezy and a little cooler, and although some isolated showers and thunderstorms could return to some areas, right now our chances for significant rainfall don’t look very good.

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Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.