High fire danger today followed by extremely strong winds Saturday

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Posted at 6:14 AM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 00:49:50-05

Today’s Forecast:
Today is going to be windy for those of you south of Pueblo and in the mountains, but nowhere near as windy as Saturday. We have Red Flag Warnings in effect in Heurfano and Las Animas counties till 5 pm tonight for high fire danger.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 58; Low: 41. Nice and sunny with gusty afternoon conditions and elevated fire danger. The winds will start picking up by Saturday morning, gusting in the 20 to 30 mph range. The winds will be much stronger Saturday afternoon gusting as high as 55 to 60 mph in the lower elevations.

PUEBLO: High: 63; Low: 37. A beautiful day with elevated fire danger and sunshine along with gusty afternoon conditions. The winds will ramp up overnight and gusty from 20 to 30 mph by tomorrow morning.

CANON CITY: High: 60; Low: 42. Sunny and mild today with gusty daytime winds gusting into the 30 mph range. Fire danger will stay elevated today. Overnight we'll see much stronger winds gust from the 30 to 40 mph range.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 46; Low: 29. Sunny and chilly with strong daytime winds gusting from 30 to 40 mph. Overnight we'll get even stronger winds through Saturday morning gusting in the 35 to 45 mph range.

TRI-LAKES: High: 50s; Low: 30s. Sunny and mild today with strong and gusty daytime winds gusting from 20-300 mph. Overnight the winds will get much stronger and gust from 30 to 40 mph by Saturday morning

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 30s. Sunny and windy at times today but wind gusts generally stay below 20 mph. We'll be warm during the afternoon but cold tonight with wind speeds increasing by Saturday morning to 20 to 30 mph gusts.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 40s. Windy with very high fire danger today as Red Flag Warnings take effect from 11am to 5 pm. Wind gusts could be as high as 40 mph this afternoon and increase to 40 to 60 mph late tonight and early Saturday morning.

MOUNTAINS: High: 40s; Low: 30s. We'll see gusty southwest winds rolling across and down the mountains today with gusts increasing overnight into the 30 to 50 mph range. Fire danger will be elevated today.

Extended Outlook:
Saturday is going to be a very intense day for the state due to snow in the high country and very strong surface winds. We could see gusts in the lower elevations up to 60 mph, and up to 85 mph in the mountains. We'll also see snow across the mountains late tonight through Saturday, making mountain travel extremely difficult.

Sunday we'll be dry with lighter winds and next week continues to look warm and dry with more light winds.