Feb 26, 2014 6:38 PM by John Dissauer
The weather should remain relatively quiet through the rest of the week.
Tonight, skies will remain clear and temperatures will quickly drop. Temperatures will likely drop to the teens and 20°s by late tonight. Early Thursday morning winds are expected to increase which will push temperatures up to the upper 20°s to 30°s. (Colorado Springs: 24° | Pueblo: 15°)
Thursday morning should start out sunny. By late morning, expect to see skies to partly sunny as a deck of mid to high level clouds move in from the northwest, east of the mountains. Temperatures should be able to climb in to the 50°s and 60°s Thursday afternoon. (Colorado Springs: 55° | Pueblo: 59°)
Temperatures will continue to climb through Friday. Highs Friday afternoon should top out in the 50°s and 60°s.
WEEKEND TURNS INTERESTING
A front will stall out across southern Colorado Saturday. This will allow for a wide range in temperatures. There will also be a small chance (20%) for a few light showers and/or sprinkles. Highs will range from the 40°s to 60°s.
A wave of energy located Wednesday afternoon over the central Pacific Ocean is expected to move east over the next 72 to 96 hours. As of today, it appears the storm will impact southern Colorado Sunday. A cold front will slide through the area and bring in much colder air. Highs will likely be in the 20°s, 30°s and 40°s. Along with the colder air, medium-range computer models are suggesting there will be moisture available for the cold air to iteract with. This has the potential to produce an accumulating snow. There is still a fair amount of uncertainty with this system, so continue to check back over the next several days and see the latest forecast.
Ready for winter to be over? If so, you'll be encouraged to hear the start of Meteorological Spring is only three days away, starting March 1.
In both Colorado Springs and Pueblo the average high temperature increases 8° from the start to end of March. - Meteorologist John Dissauer