Posted: Mar 1, 2013 7:24 AM by Craig Eliot
Updated: Mar 1, 2013 8:45 AM
TODAY: March begins with some slightly milder temperatures and mostly sunny skies. Temps this afternoon warm to 46 in the Springs and 52 in Pueblo. You might notice a little bit of a northerly breeze at times this afternoon...especially in places like El Paso County and on the eastern plains. Breezes will range from about 10-15 mph in the Springs and up to about 30-35 mph out near La Junta, Las Animas and Lamar.
TONIGHT: Quiet overnight with mostly clear skies and chilly temps...but not as cold as it was early this week. Low of 24 in Colorado Springs, 21 in Pueblo and a milder 27 in Canon City.
SATURDAY-SUNDAY: After a colder and wetter than average month of February, our first weekend of March will be the complete opposite! Sunny skies and much warmer tomorrow with high temps of 56 for Colorado Springs, 62 in Canon City and 64 in Pueblo. Temps in Teller County will rise to the 40's. Mostly sunny to partly cloudy on Sunday afternoon with even warmer temps. Enjoy a temp of 61 in the Springs and 67 in Pueblo. A couple of spots on the eastern plains could make it to 70! Later Sunday and Sunday night a cold front will roll through eastern Colorado with some gusty winds and colder air.
MONDAY: Gusty winds to begin the day thanks to that cold front and noticeably cooler temps by afternoon. Skies will be mostly sunny with high temps about 12-15 colder than Sunday's warm temps. 45 in Colorado Springs and the lower 50's in Pueblo and Canon.
TUESDAY: Behind that cold front temps for the second day of the week will be a degree or two cooler than Monday. Skies will again be mostly sunny and winds will be light.
WEDNESDAY: Partly sunny skies and warmer...but some changes will start taking place around the state. A new, more potent storm system from the Pacific will start to bring snow back to the ski resorts and the high country. For us that storm will mean a warmer day here locally...54 in Springs and 60 in Pueblo.
THURSDAY: There is still some uncertainty about the forecast and how the next storm will affect southern Colorado. As it looks right now we'll see more clouds and slightly cooler temps this day, but we will be watching the track of this storm and the possibility of a shower or two making it from the mountains to the lower elevations.