Overview: We're tracking more fire weather concerns on Sunday. A strong cold front will move over the area late Monday & Monday night briefly bringing noticeably cool air to the area with some crisp nights through mid-week. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms may return to some areas later in the week.
Today: Mostly sunny, becoming windy and very warm to hot with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s along the I-25 corridor, 90s to near 100 for the far eastern plains, and 70s over our local mountain communities. The combination of very dry air, wind and heat will cause conditions to again become favorable for the spread of wildfires over much of southern Colorado, so the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pueblo has issued a Red Flag Warning for most areas.
Tonight: The wind will subside this evening and we'll remain mostly clear through the night. The air should cool nicely with most areas in eastern Colorado falling into the 50s to lower 60s; many mountain communities will cool into the 40s. A weak cold front may kick up the breeze late.
Extended: Somewhat cooler air will settle over Colorado on Monday with a stronger push of colder air racing over the area Monday evening into Tuesday. As the reinforcing shot of colder air arrives Monday evening we should expect strong wind gusts, and possibly brief showers and thunderstorms over primarily northern parts of our coverage area. The mountains along the Continental Divide in northern Colorado, and even Teller County and the Palmer Divide might receive some snow Monday night into early Tuesday morning! Temperatures Monday night will be chilly for this time of year, likely falling into the 30s and 40s around the Pikes Peak Region with some of our local mountain communities possibly falling to near or slightly below freezing by early Tuesday morning..
After a crisp morning temperatures should rebound into the 60s and 70s for the plains Tuesday afternoon, but the cold front will have swept any moisture out of the area so we should all remain dry Tuesday afternoon into & Wednesday. Starting Thursday, some low-level moisture should begin working back towards the mountains so it is possible that isolated showers may develop over and near them. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms will be more common for more areas starting Friday.