May 4, 2010 7:03 AM by Jamie Smith
Warm and windy weather will develop on Tuesday, with increasing fire danger over the San Luis Valley by afternoon. High temperatures will climb into the 70s and 80s over lower elevations, with 50s and 60s over the mountains.
Expect another very warm day on Wednesday, with temps well into the 70s over the plains. Also, with the high likelihood of strong west winds we may also see high fire danger over the southern front range and I-25 corridor..
A cold front will move through Thursday afternoon. With the later timing of the front, it will mean another warm day for most areas on Thursday. Temperatures could possibly approach 80 degrees over the southern areas, but depending on frontal timing the northern areas may end up a bit cooler, especially over Teller county and northern El Paso county.
The best chance of precip will be over the eastern mountains and adjacent plains Thursday night into Friday morning. There is the potential for a strong storm or two with this system.