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Marty’s Saturday Morning Forecast – Less Wind For Most – 4/30/2022

Overview: We're tracking cooler air, periods of wind, fire weather, and possibly a few showers and thunderstorms.

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy at times along and west of I-25, but the wind will continue to be gusty over the plains, especially this morning. High temperatures will reach the 60s to lower 70s for the plains, 50s and 60s over the mountain and high mountain valleys.

Tonight: Mostly clear with low temperatures in the 30s to near 40 for the plains, 20s to lower 30s for the mountains and high mountain valleys.

Sunday: Increasing wind and warmer air on Sunday could cause conditions to become favorable for the spread of wildfires again over parts of the area during the afternoon. High temperatures should reach the 60s and 70s. We're tracking an upper-level system that should increase the clouds Sunday afternoon and possibly result in scattered showers and thunderstorms over parts of the area very late in the day. Right now it doesn't appear the most areas along and west of the I-25 corridor will receive much rain during the day on Sunday due to relatively dry air at lower levels in the atmosphere, but low-level moisture could support isolated strong to severe thunderstorms over the far eastern plains late in the day or during the evening.

Extended: Scattered showers (and/or mountain snow showers) are possible Sunday night into Monday, especially over northern parts of our coverage area as the upper-level wave and some cooler air work over the area. Monday should be breezy and colder with scattered rain and snow showers possible mainly north of the Arkansas River. Temperatures along and north of the Arkansas River may remain in the 40s and 50s for much of the day, but south of the Arkansas River the air should be warmer. Tuesday looks breezy and warmer briefly before another cold front arrives for Tuesday night and Wednesday, possibly resulting in another round of at least scattered showers and thunderstorms (possibly some snow over the mountains) into early Thursday. Friday looks windy and warmer.

Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.

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