We're getting ready to go on a wild weather ride over the next 24 hours! High fire danger is going to be widespread today with Red Flag Warnings in effect across all of southern Colorado today through the evening. A high wind warning is in effect overnight from 9pm through 3am due to a cold front pushing 60 mph wind gusts through El Paso and Crowley county. Rain is set to move down with the cold front overnight through Tuesday morning.
Forecasting here in June is so weird. We're going to see mid 90s in the eastern edge of our viewing area today, and we're probably mixing down snow overnight to Teller County, and some of northern El Paso County! The central and larger mountains will see the best snow overnight pic.twitter.com/CkGyQq5jq5— Sam Schreier (@SamASchreier) June 8, 2020
Snow is entirely possible overnight but mainly in the central mountains and areas of the Front Range around or above 7,000 feet. Teller county will probably see the most snow if our coverage area, but warm ground temperatures will limit accumulation to only a few inches at the most in the grass.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 83; Low: 45. Warm and sunny with gusty afternoon winds and high fire danger. Strong wind gusts overnight up to 60 mph are possible with rain through early Tuesday morning. Flurries to light snow might be able to mix in with the rain for areas close to the foothills and up on the north side of town closer to Monument and Black Forest between 4 to 7 am Tuesday morning.
PUEBLO: High: 91; Low: 48. Hot and windy today with high fire danger through the afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts could get near 40 to 50 mph overnight with just rain expected through Tuesday morning.
CANON CITY: High: 87; Low: 47. Hot and windy today with high fire danger through the afternoon and early evening. Wind gusts could get near 30 to 40 mph overnight with just rain expected through Tuesday morning.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 73; Low: 32. Warm and windy with high fire danger today, followed by gusty winds and rain changing to snow overnight. Snow could fall heavily at times overnight through early Tuesday morning, but accumulations should stay in the grass and on the low end in general.
TRI-LAKES: High: 70s; Low: 30s. Warm and windy today with high fire danger. Strong wind gusts around 50 mph could blow through overnight with rain and some snow mixing in late tonight through early Tuesday morning. If if snow does mix down to the Tri Lakes, which it probably will, accumulations will likely stay on the very low end and mostly in the grass.
PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 40s. Very hot today with extremely high fire danger and wind gusts between 30 to 40 mph. Overnight 50 to 60 mph wind gusts could happen along and north of highway 50s with rain falling Tuesday morning.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 40s. High fire danger today through the region with plenty of gusty winds in the afternoon. Overnight more 30 to 40 mph gusts could blow through and rain will likely start falling early Tuesday morning.
As mentioned above, rain to snow is expected overnight through early Tuesday morning. Tuesday afternoon should be cool, dry, and sunny with highs in the 60s and 70s. Wednesday should be beautiful and dry with heat returning through the weekend.