High fire danger and strong winds remain on Sunday

Eastern Plains of Colorado
Posted at 6:40 PM, Jun 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-06 21:01:19-04

Tonight's Forecast: Most of Saturday's rough and tumble weather is behind us this evening. There still could be some isolated strong to severe thunderstorms over eastern parts of El Paso County, Pueblo County and the Plains, but not much storm development is expected near I-25. The worst of the wind from today is also expected to significantly drop off by sunset.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 53; High: 86. Sunday's weather will be less stormy, with high fire danger the big story as we close out the weekend. A Red Flag Warning will cover El Paso County from 11 am to 9 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 56; High: 94. Hot, dry and windy on Sunday. High fire danger will be the big story, with a new Red Flag Warning set to commence at 11 am.

CANON CITY: Low: 55; High: 89. Highs will be warm on Sunday, topping out near 90 degrees. It will also be windy and dry, with high fire danger the main story.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 47; High: 76. Sunday will end on a windy, warm and dry note across Teller County. Fire danger remains high through at least Monday across the area.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s/50s; High: 70s/80s. Sunny skies will replace Saturday's stormy weather as we close out the weekend rain-free. It will be windy and dry however, with high fire danger back in the forecast.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. Hot highs and dry skies remain the big story across the Plains, along with the elevated fire weather threat. Due to the potential for fast-moving grass fires, please avoid outdoor burning on Sunday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Due to a hot, dry and windy weather pattern, fire danger will remain high over southern parts of the I-25 corridor on Sunday.

Extended Outlook: The fire danger threat will remain high through Monday, even as temperatures cool a good 4-8 degrees to start the week. Sunny skies early Monday will give way to increasing clouds Monday night as a strong cold front arrives. This front won't have a ton of moisture to work with, but will likely deliver at least some scattered rain showers to Southern Colorado from Monday night through Tuesday morning. Snow will even be possible around Woodland Park early Tuesday morning. This front will bring us a few cooler and more comfortable days during the middle of the week before we warm things back up late next week.