Weather - Forecast

Jan 17, 2013 8:57 AM by Stephen Bowers

The warmest days of the year (so far) are ahead

WEATHER DISCUSSION: The dominant feature for Colorado's weather is high pressure centered over eastern Utah. The pressure gradient, or the difference in air pressure from one location to another, appears to increasing... meaning a bigger difference in air pressure between two locations. What that means is an increasing breeze, specifically over the mountains and Teller County, at times. The clockwise wind flow is holding dry conditions with a nearly cloudless sky. That high pressure also has some warm air in its core, so as it traipses across our area in the coming days temperatures could actually warm to near 60 along Highway 50 on Friday. For Saturday, those temperatures could actually crack 60 in our southern areas. That means Saturday may well be the warmest day in over a month for parts of our area. That high pressure gets moved away by a weak cold front on Sunday. That cold front will bring a noticeable increase in cloud cover and cooler temperatures that will linger in Monday. The next high pressure moves across Colorado and warms the air into Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. After Wednesday, the jet stream will start to migrate southward again and help bring about another period of active weather.

TODAY: Mainly sunny with just a few clouds. The wind could pick up this afternoon in higher elevations west of I-25. High temperatures will be near 47 at Colorado Springs, 51 at Pueblo, and 40 in Teller County.

TONIGHT: Clear and seasonably cold. Low temperatures will be near 24 at Colorado Springs, 18 at Pueblo, and 14 in Teller County.

FRIDAY: Warm sunshine. High temperatures will be near 55 at Colorado Springs, 59 at Pueblo, and 43 in Teller County. Low temperatures will be near 24 at Colorado Springs, 18 at Pueblo, and 15 in Teller County.

SATURDAY: Still sunny. High temperatures will be near 56 at Colorado Springs, 60 at Pueblo, and 42 in Teller County. Low temperatures will be near 22 at Colorado Springs, 16 at Pueblo, and 18 in Teller County.

SUNDAY: Partly sunny. High temperatures will be near 51 at Colorado Springs, 55 at Pueblo, and 42 in Teller County. Low temperatures will be near 17 at Colorado Springs, 11 at Pueblo, and 14 in Teller County.

MONDAY: Mostly sunny. High temperatures will be near 47 at Colorado Springs, 49 at Pueblo, and 38 in Teller County. Low temperatures will be near 23 at Colorado Springs, 16 at Pueblo, and 19 in Teller County.

TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. High temperatures will be near 54 in Colorado Springs, 57 at Pueblo, and 43 in Teller County. Low temperatures will be near 24 at Colorado Springs, 17 at Pueblo, and 21 in Teller County.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny for the Front Range and the Plains with clouds increasing over the mountains. High temperatures will be near 55 at Colorado Springs, 59 at Pueblo, and 44 in Teller County.

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