May 8, 2010 7:49 AM by Jamie Smith
On Saturday, gusty southwest winds along with low humidities will develop over the mountains and San Luis Valley. Since the fuels for fires are dry in the San Luis Valley, a red flag warning has been issued. There will be a chance for isolated thunderstorms. Temps aloft will warm a little for Saturday, but temps should still be about 10 degrees below normal.
Sunday promises to be a warm day with mid level temperatures 60s and lower 70s high valleys, and 40s and 50s in the mountains. Gusty winds, and low humidity will fuel the San Luis Valley where a fire weather watch has been posted.
On Monday, there will be a chance for thunderstorms with the possibility of a couple becoming severe across far eastern Colorado during the afternoon and evening. Over the other areas of southern Colorado, windy and drier conditions will bring the potential for fire weather being the main concern.
Tuesday, the best chance for measurable precipitation is forecast to be across northern section of southern Colorado. It will be a fairly cool day with highs in the 60s across the plains, 50s and lower 60s in the high valleys. and 30s and 40s mid and lower mountains locations.