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Marty’s Sunday Morning Forecast – Less Fire Weather – 5/15/2022

Overview:  We're tracking periods of wind and intermittent fire weather conditions.

Today:  A shallow layer of slightly cooler and moister air should limit fire weather concerns today, although we still expect enough wind to be annoying at times. After a mostly sunny start, we expect increasing clouds during the afternoon with high temperatures reaching the 70s and 80s again for most areas.  A few sprinkles could fall over and near the mountains late in the afternoon, but we aren't expecting any significant precipitation.

Tonight:  Partly cloudy with decreasing wind this evening and low temperatures in the 40s and 50s for most areas, although the high mountain valleys will likely cool into the 30s again. We also have a lunar eclipse happening tonight with the best viewing coming between 9:29 PM and 10:53 PM.

Extended:  We're hopeful that the shallow layer of cool air will stick around enough on Monday to limit the fire weather conditions for at least some areas, although the higher terrain to the south and southwest of Pueblo may have to contend with fire weather conditions. It's possible a few afternoon sprinkles or light showers will develop again over and near the mountains and maybe a thunderstorm over the plains, but we're not expecting a lot of precipitation.  Tuesday will likely be warmer and drier, especially early in the day, and more areas may have fire weather concerns again. As the next cold front arrives late Tuesday into Wednesday we could have some spotty showers and/or thunderstorms over parts of the area, and hopefully another reprieve from the fire weather.  We’ll be very warm and dry with increasing wind and fire weather conditions likely Thursday, but there are indications that much colder air will arrive by Friday and next weekend bringing much better chances for rain and snow to the area.

Marty Venticinque

Marty is a weekend morning meteorologist for KRDO.

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