Slightly cooler today but with stronger winds and high fire danger

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 5:26 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 07:53:16-04

Today’s Forecast:
A cold front overnight is going to leave Colorado feeling a little cooler than yesterday, but with much stronger winds. Red Flag Warnings are in effect through the region due to low humidity and very strong and gusty afternoon winds. Temperatures will be in the 70s and 80s today with lows falling into the 30s and 40s overnight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 74; Low: 40. Warm and windy with maximum wind gusts in the 30 mph range.

PUEBLO: High: 82; Low: 39. Hot and gusty with the winds blowing strongest in the afternoon.

CANON CITY: High: 80; Low: 42. Hot and windy with gusty north winds blowing in the 20 mph range this afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 64; Low: 34. Warm and gusty today with wind speeds blowing into the 30 mph range.

TRI-LAKES: High: 60s; Low: 30s. Warm and windy today with wind speeds gusting into the 30 mh range this afternoon.

PLAINS: High: 80s; Low: 40s. Hot and windy with critical fire conditions are winds gust into the 30 to 40 mph range.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 70s; Low: 30s. Warm and a little windy at times with elevated fire danger but no red flag warnings.

Extended Outlook:
Continued gusty northwesterly flow in the jet stream will keep Colorado fairly mild today and tomorrow, with Wednesday's high temperatures likely a degree or two cooler than today. We're going to get even warmer by the end of the week with record temperatures possible on Thursday. Highs will be in the 80s and 90s on Thursday and Friday, before cooler air returns for the weekend. Rain chances are present, but low over the weekend and early into next week.