Mar 31, 2014 8:12 AM by Stephen Bowers
A cold front that moved through early this morning increased the wind, and the wind will stay brisk and gusty today. Gusts could be as high as 60 mph. Combined with low humidity, that wind increases the fire risk. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for almost all of Southeastern Colorado east of the mountains until 6 PM Monday evening. That fire risk does not improve much for Tuesday. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for Tuesday for Southeastern Colorado. The end of this week is looking much better if you need to burn, but for now it's best to hold off.
High temperatures will be in the 50's around Colorado Springs with 40's in Teller County and 60's from Pueblo south and east into the Plains and along I-25.
An upslope breeze develops tonight. That will increase the cloud cover along I-25, and it could mean a brief period of snow 10 PM - 2 AM for El Paso and Teller Counties with little, if any, accumulation.