Powerful mountain wind gusts through Sunday morning

High Wind Warning
Posted at 5:58 PM, Feb 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-06 19:58:13-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Powerful wind gusts will hammer the mountains tonight and Sunday morning. Gusts across the highest peaks could exceed 75-85 mph, with lesser gusts, but still strong winds across Teller County and the southern I-25 corridor. Outside of these areas, the wind isn't expected to be a huge factor in the forecast. Overnight lows tonight will range from the 10s in the higher elevations to the 20s and 30s for everyone else.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 25; High: 54. Breezy and mild on Sunday across the Pikes Peak Region. Wind gusts to 35 mph will be possible along the interstate, with even stronger gusts across the eastern slopes.

PUEBLO: Low: 24; High: 60. With the help of the downslope flow, Sunday will be a mild and breezy day around Pueblo and Pueblo West. Enjoy it, because much colder air is expected to move into Southern Colorado next week.

CANON CITY: Low: 34; High: 56. Sunday's weather will be unseasonably mild and gusty across Fremont County, where peak wind gusts could top 40 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 20; High: 41. Super strong overnight wind gusts to 60 mph will weaken some on Sunday, but will still approach the 40-50 mph range in parts of Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 40s/50s. A windy Saturday night will give way to a gusty day on Sunday, with highs expected to warm into the upper 40s and lower 50s.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s. Breezy to gusty conditions will prevail across the Plains for the next 24 hours. Highs will be warmer than average for this time of the year, topping out in the 50s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 50s. Very windy tonight across Huerfano County, where a High Wind Warning will remain in effect until 8 am Sunday. Once the warning expires, the rest of our Sunday will be bright, gusty and unseasonably mild.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. The mountains will be under the gun for strong and powerful wind gusts overnight tonight and into Sunday morning. Even as the winds ease up some once the High Wind Warning early Sunday, gusts through the afternoon might still top 50 mph. Strong overnight wind gusts will also bringing dangerous wind chill values to the higher elevations.

Extended Outlook:
The downslope flow will weaken early next week, allowing for temperatures to cool several degrees each day. At the same time, a few disturbances will bring snow back to the mountains of by the middle of the week. Beyond that, our extended forecast features the chance for snow next Thursday and Friday, along with a much colder airmass. It's the same Arctic Outbreak that's brewing this weekend over the northern Plains that will threaten parts of Southern Colorado late next week with frigid temperatures for areas east of the mountains.