Marty’s Friday Evening Forecast – More Fire Weather Concerns – 3/31/2023
Overview: We're tracking more wind and fire weather..
Tonight: Mostly clear with gradually decreasing wind, although we'll remain breezy at times over and near the mountains. By morning the air will be cool with temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer with high temperatures in the 60s to lower 70s for the plains with 40s and 50s for the higher terrain along adn west of I-25 and over the mountains. Although the wind gusts will not be as strong Saturday afternoon as has been true recently, we still expect gusts between 20 and 30 mph to be common which, when combined with dry conditions and warmer air, will again cause conditions to become favorable for the spread of wildfires.
Extended: Warm and very windy at times Sunday and Monday with fire weather conditions likely. The next storm system will approach the state late Monday with snow spreading over the high country and much colder air arriving over eastern Colorado by Tuesday. The wind will be colder, but still strong on Tuesday before letting up the rest of next week. Scattered rain and snow showers are possible over parts of eastern Colorado Tuesday through Thursday, and there could possibly be periods of more sustained snowfall for some. Drying out and warmer starting Friday.