Fire danger through Thursday at a premium for Southern Colorado

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Posted at 4:58 PM, Mar 24, 2020

Tonight's Forecast: Breezy this evening, with decreasing wind expected during the overnight hours. Under mostly clear skies, overnight lows will likely fall into the 20s, 30s and 40s. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect Wednesday at 11 am, and will include a large portion of our viewing area.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 35; High: 70. High fire danger will be the main weather highlight over El Paso County on Wednesday. With highs up near 70 degrees, it will be a warm, windy and very dry day for the Springs.

PUEBLO: Low: 34; High: 76. With strong downslope winds in the forecast on Wednesday, it be a warm and very windy day. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at 11 am.

CANON CITY: Low: 37; High: 72. Unseasonably warm temperatures and gusty winds will dominate the forecast on Wednesday. Gusts between 40-50 mph will be possible.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 28; High: 57. Sunny skies and gusty winds on Wednesday will warm temperatures into the upper 50s. Peak afternoon wind gusts to 40 mph.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s/30s; High: 50s/60s. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from 11 am to 8 pm Wednesday. Our forecast will be dry, windy and mild.

PLAINS: Low: 30; High: 70s. Red Flag Warnings will extend east into the Plains on Wednesday as it will be a warm, windy and dry day.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 60s/70s. Warm, dry and windy on Wednesday, with Red Flag Warnings covering a good part of Huerfano and Las Animas counties.

Extended Outlook: Fire Weather Watches will pick back up on Thursday at 11 am, and we'll likely see these upgraded to Red Flag Warnings before that. time With the wind weakening somewhat on Friday, fire danger levels should relax enough so that we won't need any additional Red Flag Warnings. An approaching storm will change up the weather pattern by Friday afternoon, with a rain/snow mix developing late on Friday. A few lingering snow showers will be possible into Saturday morning before dry weather returns to close out the weekend.