Extreme fire danger and dangerous wind gusts near the southern mountains

Posted at 5:45 AM, Mar 26, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
Another critical day for fire danger with very low humidity and strong winds through the afternoon in particular. We also have wind warnings in place across the southern mountains and I-25 corridor due to wind gusts in the 50 to 70 mph range later today. We'll be dry today and tonight with lighter winds returning this evening.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 69; Low: 36. Warm and sunny with stronger afternoon wind gusts and very low daytime humidity.

PUEBLO: High: 77; Low: 38. Very warm and windy today under sunny skies with much stronger winds through the afternoon with low humidity.

CANON CITY: High: 73; Low: 40. Very wind and warm today with sunny skies and the strongest winds with the lowest humidity expected in the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 56; Low: 29. Sunny and windy but with high enough humidity that Teller County is not under Red Flag Warnings. Fire danger remains elevated in the area.

TRI-LAKES: High: 60s; Low: 30s. Mostly sunny, mild, and windy especially in the afternoon.

PLAINS: High: 70s; Low: 30s. Sunny and warm to hot across the plains with the strongest winds occurring from Pueblo county south through Las Animas county in the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 30s. Extreme fire danger with dangerous wind gusts possible off the Sangre De Cristos through I-25 from Walsenburg to Trinidad, mainly in the afternoon and early evening. Gusts could range from 60 to 70 mph at their peak.

Extended Outlook:
We're going to be much cooler tomorrow and still fairly windy ahead of a rain to snow chance Friday night. Snow is expected to stay mainly in the Pikes Peak Region, with just a few showers falling south into pueblo and across the plains. Light dustings are possible in and around the Wet Mountains Friday night. Saturday and Sunday look dry for now.