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Hot, dry and windy in Southern Colorado on Sunday

Lovely views from Leadville, Colorad
Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 13, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
A good amount of instability and moisture coming into Southern Colorado this evening with maintain a good chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms through late tonight. These thunderstorms will be capable of producing brief, but heavy downpours, dangerous lightning, gusty winds and small hail. Dry air near the surface over the Plains will likely result in more wind than rain from these storms, along with a threat for dry lightning, a dangerous foe this time of the year since it can spark grass fires.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 57; High: 90. Hot, dry and windy on Sunday. This has prompted Red Flag Warnings over El Paso County as high fire danger is expected by the lunch hour.

PUEBLO: Low: 62; High: 98. Hot highs for the final Sunday of spring, with only a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms. The bigger story won't be the heat or thunderstorm potential, but instead high fire danger and Red Flag Warnings.

CANON CITY: Low: 61; High: 93. Hot, dry and windy weather will increase the fire weather risk across Fremont County on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at 12 noon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 49; High: 78. Warm and windy to close out the weekend in Teller County. Highs will top out in the upper 70s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Strong southerly winds will bring a hot and dry day to northern parts of El Paso County, with Red Flag Warnings set to commence at 12 noon.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. More heat and more wind for the Plains on Sunday, with a few spotty afternoon thunderstorms possible. In addition, Red Flag Warnings will go back into effect at 12 noon due to high fire danger.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. Hot and windy on Sunday, with Red Flag Warnings set to go into effect at 12 noon. By the afternoon hours, scattered thunderstorms will be possible, with the best chances for rain over the southern mountain ranges.

Extended Outlook:
We'll see more of the same in Southern Colorado heading into the last week of spring. Highs will remain in the 90s and 100s across the lower elevations, with 70s and 80s for our mountain towns. High fire danger also looks to stick around through at least next Tuesday as not much moisture is expected during this stretch of hot and dry weather.