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Mar 30, 2014 7:03 PM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

High fire danger continues into Monday

A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11am until 7pm Monday for Southern El Paso County, the Highway 50 corridor from Fremont County to Prowers County, Eastern Huerfano County, and Central and Eastern Las Animas County. This includes Colorado Springs, Canon City, Pueblo, La Junta, Lamar, Walsenburg, and Trinidad. Fire danger will be high Monday due to dry fuels on the ground, low humidity, and gusty winds.

It'll be mostly clear, dry, cool, and breezy tonight with winds generally out of the west sustained between 15 to 25 mph. Higher gusts are possible at times. A cold front will push through Southern Colorado early Monday morning making for a cooler and breezy day Monday. Expect highs in the 50s/60s Monday under mostly to partly sunny skies with winds out of the west-northwest at 15 to 30 mph.

Highs will remain near or just below average through Wednesday as the pattern remains unsettled. The high country will see off and on snow throughout the first half of the workweek while the lower elevations remain dry.

The next system to impact our region will bring rain/snow and colder air to Southern Colorado Thursday. Keep it tuned to News 5 over the coming days for more details on this system. As of now, next weekend looks partly sunny and seasonal.

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