Powerful wind storm on Saturday for Southern Colorado

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 8:55 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 11:32:33-05

Today’s Forecast:
It will be extremely windy over Southern Colorado today, with a High Wind Warning in effect until 8 pm. Gusts in the Plains could top 65 mph, while gusts in the mountains could exceed 80 mph. The same storm responsible for the strong wind will also bring snow to the mountains.

Since we won't see any snow east of the mountains, the threat of high fire danger has also prompted Red Flag Warnings for some areas from 11 am to 5 pm.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 51; Low: 24. With a High Wind Warning in place until 8 pm, we're expecting the potential for damaging wind gusts in excess of 60 mph across the Pikes Peak Region. The strongest winds can be expected west of the interstate. Our high of 51° will occur pretty early in the day before a cold front arrives, and brings much colder air to the forecast tonight.

PUEBLO: High: 58; Low: 21. Windy and dry, with high fire danger today across Pueblo County. Avoid activities that can create a spark as today's strong winds will bring the potential for rapidly growing wildfires.

CANON CITY: High: 54; Low: 30. Mild, dry and windy across Fremont County today. A High Wind Warning is in effect in the area until 8 pm as gusts could top 60 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 35; Low: 18. Areas in Teller County could see some light snowfall today, but not much is expected. What little snow does fall will be secondary to the strong and gusty winds. A High Wind Warning is in effect until 8 pm.

TRI-LAKES: High: 40s; Low: 20s. A windy and chilly start to the weekend for northern parts of El Paso County. A High Wind Warning will remain in effect here until 8 pm, with the potential for wind gusts to exceed 65 mph.

PLAINS: High: 50s/60s; Low: 10s/20s. Windy today across the Plains, with gusts topping 60 mph by the afternoon. The other big story will be the high fire danger risk for eastern parts of the state due to the windy and dry weather.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 50s; Low: 20s. Super windy on Saturday, with gusts later this afternoon expected to top 60 mph. As the winds drop off later this evening, overnight lows will cool all the way down to the 20s.

MOUNTAINS: High: 30s; Low: 0s/10s. Travel in the mountains is not recommended today. It will be cold, windy and snowy, with white out conditions at times. Several inches of new snow will be possible through the afternoon before the snow tapers off this evening.

Extended Outlook:
Sunday won't be as windy as today, but it will still be breezy for parts of Southern Colorado. After a slightly warmer day on Sunday, further warming is expected next week as high pressure settles into the state. We'll see the warmest days from next Tuesday through Thursday, with 70s for some areas.