The forecast today is pretty nice, but we’re going to have a lot of wind through the afternoon. One last push of energy from yesterday’s rain is going to drag some sprinkles and scattered showers out of Denver into our region, but mainly from Monument Hill on a diagonal line to Bent county in the plains. We started the early morning with a few showers out in the plains but most of the day is expected to be dry and sunny. The winds will start ramping up in the late morning and blow strongest through the afternoon. Gusts along I-25 will be in the 30 to maybe 40 mph range but east of El Paso and Pueblo counties, gusts will be in the 40 and possibly 50 mph range. The winds will die down tonight and we’ll slip back into a cool evening with lows in the 30s.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 62; Low – 37. Mostly sunny, mild and windy today with wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range through the afternoon. A stray morning shower or sprinkle is possible on the north and east side of town.
PUEBLO: High – 70; Low – 38. Sunny, warm and windy with wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range through the afternoon.
CANON CITY: High – 68; Low – 37. Mostly sunny, warm and breezy with wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range through the afternoon.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 51; Low – 30. A mix of sun and clouds with wind gusts in the 30 mph range through the afternoon.
TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny, mild and windy today with wind gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range through the afternoon. Stay morning showers/sprinkles are possible in the mid-morning.
PLAINS: High – 60s/70s; Low – 30s. Sunny, warm and windy with wind gusts in the 40 to 50 mph range through the afternoon. Scattered showers from the mid-morning till just past lunch are possible.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny, warm and windy with gusts in the 30 mph range through the afternoon.
Friday is going to be a PERFECT day for southern Colorado with sunshine, light winds and high temperatures into the 70s! Saturday will actually be the warmest day over the next week with rain and cooler air returning to the forecast by Sunday. Easter Sunday will start dry but rain and storms will return in the afternoon with heavier ran back through the forecast on Monday and Tuesday. Snow is likely going to be part of the forecast for the mountains and some areas like Woodland Park or even Monument Monday night, but we’re still too far out to know how much will fall.