Overview: We’re tracking several cold fronts that will affect the area at times over the next week. These cold fronts will cause our temperatures to fluctuate, bring periods of gusty wind and lead to below freezing nighttime temperatures for many areas that have not yet experienced freezing temperatures this fall. Fire weather may also be a concern at times.
Today: The morning hours should feature some gusty wind as another cold front reinforces the cool air over the area. After possibly experiencing a brief period of low cloud cover over mainly northern El Paso County as the cold front passes over the area in the morning, the sky looks to be mostly sunny through the afternoon. The strongest wind gusts should subside after the cold front blows through early in the day, but we do expect breezy conditions to continue for many areas of eastern Colorado into the afternoon. High temperatures on Sunday will only reach the 50s and 60s for most areas.
Tonight: Breezy this evening then decreasing wind and cool with low temperatures in the 30s to lower 40s for the plains with 20s for some of our local mountain areas. The air may cool to near freezing for many areas along I-25 late tonight, and for some this might be the first time this season. The National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pueblo has issued a Frost Advisory for southern El Paso County, Pueblo County, Crowley County and Kiowa County, and a Freeze Warning for northern El Paso County.
Extended: After a chilly start Monday morning the air should warm significantly Monday afternoon through Wednesday with increasing clouds. A strong cold front will be approaching the area late Wednesday and should increase the wind over much of eastern Colorado, possibly resulting in fire weather concerns for more areas again. The cold air should race over the state Wednesday night possibly bringing well below freezing temperatures to many areas that have yet to experience them this fall. Thursday will be much colder and Thursday night will bring a hard freeze to much of eastern Colorado. Currently, it appears that this cold front will bring primarily wind and cold air to the area, but northern parts of our coverage area could receive a little snow late Wednesday night into Thursday as well. The air should warm nicely as we head into next weekend.
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