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Red Flag Warnings continue on Thursday as fire danger remains high

Posted: 6:23 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 00:50:23-04
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Tonight's Forecast: Winds will continue to diminish this evening across Southern Colorado, with a Red Flag Warning set to expire at 8 pm. Under mostly clear skies, overnight lows will only cool down to the 30s and 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 38; High: 70. The combination of strong wind, low relative humidity and unseasonably warm temperatures will lead to another critical fire weather day. Afternoon wind gusts 40 to 50 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 37; High: 77. Thursday will be very warm, with highs in the upper 70s and strong afternoon wind gusts of 45 to 55 mph.

CANON CITY: Low: 42; High: 76. Windy and warm again on Thursday. Afternoon wind gusts to 55 mph, with Red Flag Warnings going back into effect at 11 am.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 31; High: 58. Highs will climb into the upper 50s on Thursday, with bright skies and powerful winds. Afternoon wind gusts 35 to 45 mph.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 60s. Plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures on Thursday, with afternoon wind gusts 40 to 50 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 40s/50s; High: 60s/70s. Ample sunshine returns on Thursday, but the bigger story will be the strong wind and high fire danger. Afternoon wind gusts 40-50 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s/50s; High: 70s. Significant wind returns to far southern parts of the state on Thursday. Afternoon winds could top 60 mph in Walsenburg.

Extended Outlook: After several days of high fire danger and unseasonable warmth, a storm coming out of California will bring a nice cool down to Southern Colorado on Friday, along with chances for rain and snow. The storm won't bring much moisture with it, but still across the Pikes Peak Region, there could be several inches of snow from Friday afternoon into Saturday morning. It should be rain from Pueblo east into the Plains. After a dry day on Sunday, another chance for precipitation returns next Monday.