Feb 11, 2014 6:30 PM by John Dissauer
Today will end up going in to the record book as below normal for both Colorado Springs and Pueblo in regards to temperatures. Over the previous 16 days Colorado Springs has had 14 (88%) days below normal and Pueblo has had 15 (94%) days below normal.
The below normal temperatures come to an end starting tomorrow. Sunshine should return to the area Wednesday with skies turning mostly sunny to partly cloudy. Highs will top out in the upper 40°s and 50°s along the I-25 corridor. (Colorado Springs: 50° | Pueblo: 52°) Temperatures may be a little slow to rise in La Junta and Lamar where temperatures will likely top out in the upper 30°s and 40°s.
A weak front will pass through the region early Friday. Ahead of the front, computer models advertise that temperatures will reach the 60°s. The front will drop temperatures 5°-10° for Friday, meaning highs will be in the 50°s Friday afternoon.
Data continues to support temperatures reaching early May levels for Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Winds will increase out of the west, helping aid temperatues soaring in to the 60°s and lower/mid-70°s.
Winds will be strong at times during the weekend. Right now, it appears that Sunday will be the "windier" of the two days. Winds could gust 40-50 miles per hour.
Medium range computer models are hinting at a cold front passing through the region overnight Sunday/Monday. It appears that there will not be much moisture for the front to work with, so it should remain dry ahead and behind the front. Right now we are forecasting temperatures to drop 10°-20° from Sunday to Monday afternoon.
LOOKING FOR MOISTURE
Not seeing any decent signs of precipitation coming to the I-25 corridor and southeastern Plains through the next 7 days. - Meteorologist John Dissauer