A warm start to the week as fire danger remains high

A heavenly Southern Colorado sunrise
Posted at 6:07 PM, Apr 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-05 20:40:17-04

Tonight's Forecast: Much of Southern Colorado will see Red Flag Warnings expire this evening at 8 pm. As the downslope flow weakens, humidity levels will rise and temperatures will cool. Overnight lows tonight will stay fairly mild, only dropping down to the 30s and 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 38; High: 72. A warm start to the week, with the afternoon hours dry and windy. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect at noon.

PUEBLO: Low: 36; High: 76. Monday morning will be chilly, but it won't last long as sunshine and downslope winds will warm temperatures into the middle 70s. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at noon.

CANON CITY: Low: 40; High: 73. Monday will be bright and gusty, with high fire danger remaining in the forecast. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at noon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 32; High: 58. Near freezing temperatures early will give way to a mild and breezy afternoon, with highs climbing into the upper 50s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 60s. Unseasonably warm and breezy for our Monday, with highs in the middle to upper 60s over northern El Paso County.

PLAINS: Low: 30s/40s; High: 70s/80s. Windy and warm, with high fire danger returning to the Plains on Monday. Highs will soar back into the 70s and lower 80s. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at noon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 60s/70s. Temperatures will continue to rise on Monday, with a warm and windy afternoon on tap. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect at noon.

Extended Outlook: With little change in our weather pattern through the middle of next week, it's possible that we could see additional Red Flag Warnings and Fire Weather Watches next Tuesday and Wednesday. An area of low pressure currently spinning off the coast of California will bring some big changes to our forecast late next week, with rain and snow from Wednesday night into Thursday. Another system over the weekend will bring a chance of thunderstorms to the forecast.