Jul 1, 2012 10:16 AM by Meteorologist Brad Sowder
Historic heat continues to be the theme for southern Colorado. The fire danger today is higher for the Pikes Peak region. A red flag warning is in effect for our metro cities in southern Colorado Sunday. Dry fuels, dry air and gusty winds will be the main threat for fire growth today. Isolated thunderstorms will once again pop up in the afternoon hours, but these storms will again contain more wind than rain. Pueblo makes a run for the longest streak of 100 + degree days today. If Pueblo hits 100 degrees or higher today it would be the 10th day in a row the city has done this, and this has never happened in city history. There really is no relief from the extreme heat over the next 7 days.
Colorado Springs: Isolated afternoon storms, SE winds 10-20 mph with higher gusts, high 96
Pueblo: Slight chance for an afternoon storm, SE winds 10-20 mph with higher gusts, high 102
Monument: 20% chance for an afternoon storm, winds SE 10-20 with higher gusts, high 93
Teller County: Isolated afternoon storms, SE winds 10-20 mph with higher gusts, high 84