Posted: Feb 17, 2013 9:30 AM by Jennifer Jacobs
TODAY will be windy, warm and very dry. West winds will push our temperatures into the 60s. Increasing clouds throughout the day with increasing moisture overnight. We are not expecting accumulating snow in Southeastern Colorado; however, we could see a few flurries into Monday. The ski resorts should get more snow which is great for their busy holiday weekend.
The winds will be our main concern with a***RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM TODAY*** for all of the Southeastern Colorado plains along and east of I-25.
This includes EL PASO, PUEBLO, HUERFANO, LAS ANIMAS, CROWLEY, OTERO, KIOWA, BENT, PROWERS, and BACA COUNTIES.
You can expect southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph and very dry conditions.
Please remember that burning or the use of machinery could lead to uncontrolled fires in areas of susceptible fuels.
PRESIDENT'S DAY will be very different with mostly cloudy skies, the potential for snow flurries, and highs only reaching into the 30s.
TUESDAY will bring more sunshine and slightly warmer temperatures with highs in the 40s.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY could get snowy with a good low pressure system moving in with the potential to spread accumulating snow out into the plains of Southeastern Colorado. We will be watching this system carefully as it could lead to a rough commute on Thursday morning. Conditions will continue to be seasonably cold.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY hold onto the potential for snowfall as well. Seasonably cold conditions will continue.