High winds and high fire danger return Monday afternoon

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Posted at 5:49 PM, Jun 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-07 20:15:33-04

Tonight's Forecast: Red Flag Warnings have verified most of today across Southern Colorado thanks to strong winds, low humidity and dry fuels. Current Red Flag Warnings should be allowed to expire by 9 pm before being re-issued again on Monday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 52; High: 79. Dry skies on Monday, with high winds and high fire danger once again the big weather story. Afternoon wind gusts up to 30-40 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 56; High: 88. Sunny skies and slightly cooler on Monday. Even with some cooling, Red Flag Warnings will once again spell out a high fire danger forecast due to dry and windy weather.

CANON CITY: Low: 55; High: 86. Plenty of sunshine, with increasing wind for the afternoon hours. Red Flag Warnings will cover all of Fremont County from 11 am to 9 pm, due to high fire danger.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 43; High: 70. A mild and pleasant day temperature wise for Woodland Park, with high winds and high fire danger still the big story for the start of the work week.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s/50s; High: 70s. Sunshine and dry skies on Monday, with mild highs topping out in the lower to middle 70s. Winds will be gusty during the day, up to 35-45 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. In spite of a slight cool down, Monday's weather will still be hot, dry and windy. Red Flag Warnings will go back into effect at 11 am.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Without rain in the forecast, high fire danger will continue over far southern parts of Colorado on Monday. Afternoon wind gusts up to 30-40 mph.

Extended Outlook: A strong cold front will move into Southern Colorado Monday night, with perhaps some June snow showers for areas above 7,000 feet. Whatever precipitation that does fall should be light, and wrap up early Tuesday morning. The rest of our Tuesday will be windy and cooler. An overall dry weather pattern is expected through the end of the week, with spotty afternoon showers and thunderstorms possible by the weekend.