Apr 26, 2014 7:01 PM by John Dissauer
An upper-level storm and a cold front will work together to bring cooler temperatures to southern Colorado Sunday.
Saturday afternoon temperatures have reached the 70°s and 80°s. At 4:00pm MT, winds were gusting 30 to 45 mph across southern and southeastern Colorado. A Red Flag Warning continues until 9:00pm MT Saturday for much of the KOAA viewing area. (see image to right)
Clouds will remain in place overnight. Winds may diminish by late evening, but expect to hear the wind picking up around 3am MT Sunday.
Energy from the west will begin to move in to the viewing area and will create a few showers across the mountains immediately west of I-25 and El Paso County. In higher elevations, there could be periods of snow showers mixing in with the rain. In places like Teller County, an inch or two of snow could be possible by morning. It is possible for some snow to mix in with the rain showers over far northwestern El Paso County but little accumulation, if any, is expected.
Temperatures will dip to the 30°s and 40°s by Sunday morning. (Colorado Springs: 38° | Pueblo: 42°)
The upper-level low will pass over eastern Colorado through the day Sunday. While it remains in the vicinity of southern Colorado, a chance for scattered showers will remain in place. Generally, I am looking at a 30% to 40% chance for rain from Pueblo and north.
Temperatures will remain cooler during the day. Highs will be 15°-27° cooler as compared to Saturday. Highs will be in the 50°s to lower 60°s. (Colorado Springs: 53° | Pueblo: 59°)
UPPER-LEVEL LOW BRINGS COOLER AIR
Cooler air will be the rule for much of the upcoming week. The upper-level low that will dominate our weather Sunday, will hold control of much of the United States this week. Ahead of the upper-low, severe weather outbreaks will be possible across the Plains and the Mississippi and Ohio river valleys early in the week.
Temperatures around here will remain below normal of most of the week. Interestingly, April has been above normal temperature-wise. As of April 25, the month has been 1.9° ABOVE normal per day in Colorado Springs and 2.6° ABOVE normal per day in Pueblo. It looks like Mother Nature will try to bring the monthly numbers back closer to normal to close out the month. - Meteorologist John Dissauer