Warm and windy on Thursday, with high fire danger the big story

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Posted at 6:48 PM, May 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 00:32:22-04

Tonight's Forecast: Clouds will thin out this evening behind a passing cold front. Tonight's front won't bring us any precipitation, but will bring a stronger surge of wind overnight tonight and into our day on Thursday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 42; High: 74. Windy and warmer on Thursday, with Red Flag Warnings in effect from 11 am to 8 pm. Peak wind gusts to 40 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 44; High: 80. Dry, windy and warm on Thursday, with peak wind gusts to 45 mph. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect at 11 am.

CANON CITY: Low: 45; High: 80. Red Flag Warnings for all of Fremont County on Thursday as the forecast is calling for a warm, dry and windy day. Outdoor burning is highly discouraged.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 39; High: 66. Thursday will be a mild day temperature wise, but the nice weather will be offset by windy and dry conditions. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect for all of Teller County beginning at 11 am.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 60s/70s. Strong northerly winds will dry out the air, and increase the fire weather risk for northern El Paso County on Thursday. Peak wind gusts to 40 mph.

PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 70s/80s. A sunny and warm day for the eastern Plains on Thursday. Peak wind gusts to 35 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 70s/80s. Fire levels will be quite high across the southern 1-25 corridor on Thursday. Strong winds, dry fuels and low relative humidity values could lead to explosive fire growth potential if a spark were to occur.

Extended Outlook: Highs on Friday will drop a good 10 to 20 degrees across Southern Colorado behind Thursday's cold front. A few degrees of warming is expected on Saturday, with an isolated shower or two also possible in the mountains. Mother's Day is shaping up to be mild and dry. After a relatively dry stretch of spring weather, rain chances will be on the rise early next week across the News 5 viewing area.