High winds across Colorado today with much colder air temperatures

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Posted at 5:38 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-14 19:38:49-05

Today’s Forecast:
High winds are expected today behind a cold front that passed through Colorado around midnight last night. We could see 30 to 50 mph gusts along and east of I-25 today and 60 to 70 mph gusts over some of the mountains. North winds will continuously drop cold air into the state today, so we will only warm up to highs in the 40s this afternoon.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 41; Low: 16. Wind gusts could range from 30 to 50 mph at their strongest today with very cold daytime and overnight temperatures and wind chills.

PUEBLO: High: 47; Low: 12. Cold and sunny today with wind gusts in the 30 to 50 mph range during the day and single-digit wind chills overnight.

CANON CITY: High: 46; Low: 22. Cold and windy with gusts in the 20-40 mph range today and very cold temperatures and wind chills overnight.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 31; Low: 10. Wind gusts could range from 30 to 60 mph range in Teller County today, perhaps higher near Pikes Peak with the added elevation. Temperatures will be cold today and tonight with wind chilly dipping to the negatives by early Friday morning.

TRI-LAKES: High: 30s; Low: 10s. Really windy and cold today with 30 top 50 mph gusts possible through the afternoon and single digit wind chills likely overnight.

PLAINS: High: 40s; Low: 10s. Windy mainly along and north of Highway 50 where the High wind warning calls for gusts between 30 to 50 mph during the day and single-digit wind chills overnight.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 40s; Low: 10s. Strong and gusty winds today with 20 to 40 mph gusts likely in the afternoon and evening hours. Winds will stay breezy tonight and chills could be down in the single digits.

MOUNTAINS: High: 40s; Low: 10s. We will see really strong winds today over the mountains, especially near the Saguache range and up through Chaffee and Lake Counties. Wind gusts could reach 60 to 70 mph in those areas with chilly temperatures today and tonight.

Extended Outlook:
The winds will stay gusty overnight and wind chills could drop into the single digits through early Friday morning.

We'll warm up slightly on Friday but highs will only peak in the lower 40s. A few flakes are possible on Saturday but the best snow chance in our region comes Monday night through Tuesday morning.