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Cloudy but warm today with high fire danger in the plains

Posted at 5:49 AM, Apr 05, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
Fire Danger remains high today in the eastern plains due to low humidity, dry ground, and strong winds from the late morning through the evening. The forecast, other than the high fire danger, is actually pretty nice for all of southern Colorado with mainly dry and warm skies! A stray shower could develop up around Teller and northern El Paso counties between 4 to 6 pm, but that shower chance remains incredibly low and most should plan on staying dry. Tonight will be dry, mild and cloudy with lows in the 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 70; Low – 42. Partly sunny skies with a stronger afternoon breeze and warm temperatures.

PUEBLO: High – 77; Low – 44.  A mix of sun and clouds today with generally light winds and very warm afternoon temperatures.

CANON CITY: High – 74; Low – 43. Partly sunny skies with a light breeze and warm temperatures.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 58; Low – 34. Mostly cloudy and mild today with a very small chance for a stray shower between 4 to 6 pm, but the chance for staying dry is much higher.

TRI-LAKES: High – 60s; Low – 40s. Partly sunny and warm today with a very small chance for a stray shower between 4 to 6 pm, but the chance for staying dry is much higher.

PLAINS: High – 70/80ss; Low – 40s. High fire danger today with very dry air, low humidity, and strong winds from the late morning to the early evening with gusts in the mid 20 to 30 mph range.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 40s. High fire danger east of the interstate deeper into Las Animas County with cloudy and warm skies.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible across the mountains and I-25 corridor tomorrow afternoon, but if anyone is going to see rain Saturday, it’s going to happen up in the Pikes Peak region. We’ll be dry from Sunday to Tuesday with very warm air on Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Rain and snow chances return Wednesday night through Thursday morning, but it’s still too early to know how much or if any snow will actually fall in that system.