Jun 15, 2014 10:55 AM by John Dissauer
Temperatures expected to be cooler than normal for Father's Day.
Southern Colorado started cooler this morning where temperatures dropped to the upper 30°s to lower 50°s, about 20° cooler than Saturday morning. Expect to see mainly sunny skies for most of the day. There could be a few clouds drifting in to the Pike's Peak region late afternoon but little consequence from any of the clouds.
As for high temperatures this afternoon, highs will be cooler than the 24-year normal for Father's Day. Over last 24-years, the normal high temperature is 82° in Colorado Springs and 91° in Pueblo. High temperatures will range from the middle-70°s to upper-80°s this afternoon. Colorado Springs should top out around 79°. Pueblo should hit 86°.
Winds are projected to increase by mid-afternoon. Gusts should not be as high as Saturday but could be 20-30mph. Winds may increase to the 30's for two to three hours early this evening.
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS
The National Weather Service has issued a Fire Weather Watch for El Paso County. The watch is in effect Monday afternoon and Monday evening. A Fire Weather Watch is issued when Red Flag Warnings could be possible, typically one to three days in advance. - Meteorologist John Dissauer
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