Apr 12, 2010 1:50 PM by Craig Eliot
Windy and warm for the rest of the afternoon.
A storm system over the western U.S. will continue migrate towards Colorado through the day today. As it does strong gusty winds will deveolp across eastern Colorado. Gusts in Colorado Springs and Pueblo will likely exceed 35 mph, with gust of 40-50 mph possible in Trinidad, Monument and near the Kansas border. Temps are in the 80's already near Lamar thanks to the sunshine and downslope flow.
The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning, meaning critical fire weather conditions likely, across portions of El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont and Crowley counties in the afternoon. There will also be an increased potential for thunderstorms by late tomorrow afternoon over the Plains.
This evening into Tuesday night there is a potential winter weather moving into the mountains, with snow amounts possibly in the 1 to 7 inch range. There's also the potential for a few rain or thundershowers locally late tonight into Tuesday. Tuesday winds will stay gusty to windy at times.
Tuesday night into Thursday night, expect a lowers chances for any showers or storms.
Temps all week...especially today and again on Thursday will be well above average for this time of year.