Overview: We’re tracking varied temperatures, periods of wind and fire weather as well as occasional overnight and morning low clouds, fog and/or drizzle over the next week!
Today: Patchy low clouds are likely over the plains early in the morning, then sunny, becoming windy and much warmer during the afternoon with high temperatures in the 80s and 90s for the plains with mainly 60s and 70s over the mountains. The combination of warm dry air, strong wind, and drying vegetation will create conditions favorable for the spread of wildfires over many areas this afternoon and so the National Weather Service Forecast Office in pueblo has issued a Red Flag Warning for just about everyone.
Tonight: Mostly clear with decreasing wind but some areas will remain breezy at times through the night. By morning the air should have cooled into the 50s for the plains with 40s for the mountains and mountain valleys.
Extended: We’ll be windy and very warm on Monday with conditions becoming favorable for the spread of wildfires again during the afternoon hours. A cold front will reach the area Monday night into Tuesday and should lead to another round of low clouds, fog and/or drizzle over the area by the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Tuesday may start cloudy, but we do expect gradual clearing and a breezy, much cooler afternoon, which will give us some relief from the fire weather concerns. Another round of low clouds appears likely for the plains Tuesday night into Wednesday morning and spotty showers or at least some pockets of drizzle are also possible. The air looks to stay cool through Thursday with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s followed by cool nights in the 30s and 40s for the higher terrain along and west of I-25. We should become windy and much warmer again Friday and Saturday.
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