Elevated fire weather concerns return to Southern Colorado

Fire Weather Watch
Posted at 5:01 PM, Oct 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-24 23:49:15-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Other than some strong gusts in the mountains, Raton Mesa area and Palmer Divide, our weather should be pretty quiet tonight. Lows will be a little chillier across the region tonight as temperatures cool down to the 30s and 40s across the Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 37; High: 77. We'll see a mix of sun and clouds, and warm highs as we head back to work and school on Monday.

PUEBLO: Low: 36; High: 81. A dry, breezyand warm start to the week, with elevated fire weather conditions possible during the afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 44; High: 78. Windy, with a mix of sun and clouds on Monday. Highs will be more than 10 degrees above average for this time of the year.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 37; High: 68. Partly to mostly cloudy skies on Monday, and windy, with afternoon wind gusts to 35 mph.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 70s. A partly cloudy, warm and windy back to work forecast for northern El Paso County, with peak gusts Monday afternoon up near 35 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 30s/40s; High: 70s/80s. Elevated fire danger will return to the Plains Monday afternoon, along with warm, dry and windy conditions. Peak wind gusts to 35 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s/40s; High: 70s/80s. On Monday, we'll see a return of windy, dry and warm weather. Peak wind gusts to 40 mph.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 50s/60s. A windy and dry start to the week for our mountain areas. Wind gusts look to be strongest out towards the Sangres, with peak gusts between 40 and 50 mph.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front on Tuesday will bring more significant wind to Southern Colorado and the potential for additional fire weather alerts. Snow will fall across the mountains during the day, with moisture expected to increase across the Plains and I-25 corridor by Tuesday evening. The storm will clear out well before sunrise Wednesday, leaving us cool and breezy through the middle of the week.

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