Red Flag Warnings return to Southern Colorado Monday

Red Flag Warning
Posted at 5:59 PM, Feb 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-07 19:59:24-05

Tonight's Forecast:
The winds will diminish tonight for the Plains, but it will remain gusty in the mountains through the overnight hours. As the winds weaken, the cold airmass to our east will push west towards the I-25 corridor. Along with the cold air will come a solid layer of low clouds, fog and freezing drizzle. The freezing drizzle threat is the highest over the eastern Plains, mostly from Kiowa County south through Baca County.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 21; High: 52. Morning clouds and fog will give way to sunshine by the afternoon and one more day of highs in the 50s. Afternoon wind gusts will be strong once again across the Pikes Peak Region, gusting to 40 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 18; High: 56. Gray morning skies will turn bright and blue by the afternoon, allowing for highs to climb into the middle to upper 50s. Afternoon wind gusts will remain strong on Monday, peaking around 45 mph.

CANON CITY: Low: 25; High: 55. Fremont County should see a lot of more sunshine on Monday than areas along and east of I-25. Look for a mild and windy afternoon, with peak gusts to 50 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 19; High: 42. Monday's forecast will be bright and sunny, but with more gusty winds across Teller County. Peak afternoon wind gusts could top 40-45 mph.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s/20s; High: 40s. Areas of low clouds and fog early Monday will give way to a bright and windy afternoon. Wind gusts across the Tri-Lakes area could once again top 40 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. Our weather across the Plains will be very different than the rest of Southern Colorado on Monday. Instead of high fire danger, we're watching the potential for areas of freezing drizzle, cloudy skies and cold highs in the 30s and 40s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 20s; High: 50s. A few clouds early Monday morning will clear out pretty quickly as strong westerly winds push off of the mountains by midday. Afternoon gusts to 35 mph will help push temperatures back into the 50s from Walsenburg to Trinidad.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. Clear skies and strong winds for the mountains of Southern Colorado for the next 24 hours. Peak gusts of 50-60 mph may lead to difficult driving conditions across mountain passes through Monday evening.

Extended Outlook:
After Monday's mild highs, gradual cooling is expected through the middle of the week. Each night and morning will be on the cloudy side for areas along and east of I-25, with the clouds retreating towards the Kansas state line each afternoon. The extended forecast is still a tricky one for us as we'll be on the western edge of some very, very cold air. For now, we're banking on a much colder forecast by the end of the week and weekend, along with several chances for snow. Stay tuned!