Jun 26, 2012 9:38 AM by Craig Eliot
TODAY: Excessive heat and excessive fire danger again! Record high temps likely for Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Denver! (Just like yesterday) Winds today will be breezy at times, especially around the Waldo Canyon Fire. Winds there will be variable and at times gust in excess of 25 mph. Winds in Colorado Springs are expected to be from the south at 15-25+ mph. There is a slight chance (10-20% or less) of a thundershower or two possible over the mountains/Teller County and Western El Paso County later today. Storm will probably produce more wind than rain and could produce dry lightning around the Waldo Canyon Fire. RED FLAG WARNING again from NOON today until 9 PM tonight that includes TELLER, EL PASO, FREMONT, PUEBLO, CROWLEY, OTERO, EASTERN HUERFANO and LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES! Good news is that there some slightly milder air on the way and a little better chance for thundershowers! Today will be the 5th day in-a-row of record highs for Colorado Springs and Pueblo.
TONIGHT: Temps will cool down, but the winds will stay a little active again! Winds could stay up around 10-25 mph from the west around the Waldo Canyon Fire. Not good news for helping things calm down near the fire zone. Winds along the Front Range will be a little lighter...from the west/northwest at 5-15 mph.
WEDNESDAY: Extreme heat and extreme fire danger continue...but there will be a little better chance of thundershowers late in the day and during the evening. 20-30% chance around the Teller & western El Paso Counties...including around the Waldo Canyon area. High temps tomorrow will be at least 15+ degrees hotter than average!
THURSDAY: Better news still in the forecast with another chance of storms, this time for more of southern Colorado. The relative humidity will be higher and the temps won't be quite as hot. All these factors are a bit of good news for fire fighters! 30% chance of storms over the mountains and foothills....20-30% chance around El Paso County. Pueblo and areas out east will even see as much as a 20% chance of a few storms. (Fingers crossed!)
FRIDAY-SUNDAY: Temps will drop just a little by later in the week and the chances for storms diminish to end the week and for the weekend. Skies will be dry and temps, although cooler than the next couple of days, will still be hotter than average.
Thank you fire fighters!