Enjoy the weather today, because it will be the nicest and least active weather of the week! Despite the winds staying fairly light all day, we’ll still need to be watchful for fire danger, especially through El Paso County. Sunny skies in the morning will be followed by scattered cloud cover in the afternoon for all areas near the mountains. Tonight we’ll get the skies to clear out with temperatures falling into the 40s.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 74; Low – 45. Sunny skies with afternoon clouds, breezy at times & very warm.
PUEBLO: High – 79; Low – 46. Mostly sunny skies with light winds and hot afternoon temperatures.
CANON CITY: High – 77; Low – 47. Sunny skies with afternoon clouds as well as light winds and warm temps.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 62; Low – 39. Partly cloudy skies with light winds and very nice temps.
TRI-LAKES: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Sunny skies with afternoon clouds, light and warm temperatures.
PLAINS: High – 70/80s; Low – 40s. Mostly sunny skies with light winds and hot afternoon temperatures.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Sunny skies with afternoon clouds and breezy conditions.
Tuesday will feature HIGH FIRE DANGER from the mid-morning through the evening with wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range. Very dry fuels on the ground and dry air will mean any fire that starts in the grass could spread very quickly.
The biggest weather impact of the week comes Wednesday through Thursday morning in the form of high winds and a change over of rain to snow. Snow totals at the moment look very minor for most of our viewing area, but that doesn’t mean a few inches aren’t possible over northern El Paso County and Teller County. The winds causing whiteout conditions for evening drives to and from Denver will probably be the most dangerous part of this storm. We will be very warm Wednesday afternoon, and that means this forecast will be tough to pin down until we actually get to Wednesday’s newest weather modeling. Stay with us and watch for updates.