Apr 13, 2010 2:21 PM by Craig Eliot
Very gusty winds will continue the rest of the afternoon. Winds so far today exceeded 50 mph in Calhan, Colorado Springs, Falcon, Fountain, the USAFA and Mueller State Park. Gusts over 40 mph+ possible for all of us in eastern Colorado for the rest of this Tuesday.
The warm temps and gusty winds mean that we'll have a very high fire danger again today. There is a Red Flag Warning for most of today along the I-25 corridor and the eastern adjacent counties from the Palmer Divide to the Raton Mesa.
Along with the wind there will be a slight potential for thunderstorms across the region, with a better chance along the eastern plains for places like Lamar, Holly and Springfield.
For Wednesday and Thursday it should be mostly sunny for Colorado Springs and Pueblo and calmer. There will be a very slight chance for an isolated to scattered afternoon thunderstorms across southern Colorado, with some of these storm possibly becoming severe.
Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be warm with above seasonal temperatures continuing.
Friday into Saturday, again will have a chance for thunderstorms. Some could be severe. Temperatures will be cooler for Friday into the weekend...but still very close to our average for this time of the year.
This week is Severe Weather Awareness Week in Colorado. As we approach severe storm season make sure you and your familly have a plan for what to do in the event of severe weather.