Overview: The upper level system that brought snow to the Continental Divide last night will cause the wind to become strong over all of eastern Colorado today, and with very dry air in place will lead to conditions favorable for the spread of wildfires over many parts of eastern Colorado again. 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: Scattered, brief rain and snow showers will drift over and near our local mountain areas early this morning and scattered snow showers may continue into the afternoon occasionally over the Continental Divide with a few sprinkles or flakes possible with any clouds over the Pikes Peak Region; otherwise we expect a partly cloudy sky with a blustery wind gusting to over 40 mph at times which has prompted the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Pueblo to again issue a Red Flag Warning for many areas from 11:00 AM until 8:00 PM. The air will be noticeably cooler too with high temperatures in the 40s and 50s for the plains with 30s and 40s over the mountains.
Tonight: The wind should gradually subside after sunset and under a clear sky we expect low temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s .
Extended: Monday will be mostly sunny and cool with less wind than Sunday, but we’ll still be breezy at times. Tuesday should be mostly sunny and warmer 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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