Overview: An upper level system will bring snow to the Continental Divide this weekend while periods of wind and dry air will lead to conditions favorable for the spread of wildfires over many parts of eastern Colorado for the next couple of days. After a brief warm-up another shot of much colder air and possibly some snow will arrive over much of Colorado late in the week.
Today: We’ll be sunny, breezy and cooler with high temperatures in the 50s and 60s for most areas. Although the wind won’t be as strong today as it may be at times over the next week we still expect occasional gusts to between 20 and 30 mph this afternoon and the air is dry enough that critical fire weather conditions are still possible over many areas, so the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pueblo has issued a Red Flag Warning for many areas until 8:00 PM.
Tonight: Snow will move over the mountains along the Continental Divide where winter driving conditions are likely to develop after midnight. Scattered, brief snow showers may also develop over our local mountain areas late, mainly in the Pikes Peak Region, but most other areas will just remain breezy. We expect low temperatures in the 30s to lower 40s for the plains with 20s over our local mountain areas.
Sunday: Scattered, brief snow showers may drift over the mountains early in the morning, otherwise we expect a mostly sunny to partly cloudy sky with a blustery wind gusting to around 40 mph . The air will be cooler too with high temperatures in the 50s for the plains with 40s over the mountains.
Extended: Monday will be mostly sunny and cool with less wind than Sunday, but we’ll still be blustery at times. Tuesday should be mostly sunny and warmer for all areas and the wind should be lighter for most areas. Another cold front will arrive on Wednesday kicking up the wind and cooling the air a bit, but it looks like much colder air will roar into the state on Thursday potentially bringing some snow to much of the area. We should warm up again as we move into next weekend.
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