More gusty winds today with warmer temperatures

Westcliffe Sunset
Posted at 5:21 AM, Jan 14, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
Red Flag Warnings are in effect across central and eastern Las Animas County, as well as Baca County, through the afternoon. Strong winds and very low humidity will lead to high fire danger in those counties. The winds will once again be very strong today, especially in the mountains, valleys, and southern I-25 stretch from Walsenburg to Trinidad. These west and southwest winds will boost high temperatures into the 50s and 60s across the lower elevations.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 54; Low: 26. Mostly sunny and warm with southwest winds gusting at times as high as 30 to 35 mph.

PUEBLO: High: 59; Low: 24. Sunny and very warm for this time of year with strong, gusty westerly winds as high as 25 to 30 mph at times.

CANON CITY: High: 59; Low: 32. Sunny, warm, and very windy with westerly winds at times gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 42; Low: 18. Sunny, mild, and very windy today with westerly gusts between 35 to 45 mph at times.

TRI-LAKES: High: 50s; Low: 20s. Mostly sunny and mild with southwest winds gusting between 30 to 40 mph at times.

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 20s. High fire conditions across Las Animas and Baca counties today with strong wind gusts and low humidity. Winds will gust between 25 to 35 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 20s. Very windy in the southern I-25 stretch today with westerly wind gusts between 40 to 60 mph at times, meaning semi-truck drivers and high profile vehicles need to be incredibly careful. We're going to see even stronger winds west towards La Veta, blowing between 45 to 65 mph at times.

Extended Outlook:
The winds will be breezy once again on Wednesday, but overall they will be much lighter than today. We're going to stay dry across the region on Wednesday. Thursday will be active over the southern Continental Divide mountains, as well as our southern mountains. I-25 should stay dry on Thursday from Pueblo north, but we could see a rain to snow mix from Walsenburg to Trinidad. Widespread snow across the Continental Divide Friday could kick a few flurries into the Front Range, but most of I-25 is expected to stay dry. We'll be dry and windy through the weekend.