Warm & windy Sunday with elevated fire danger

Woodlank Park after recent snowstorm
Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-04 20:16:50-04

Tonight's Forecast: Other than a few mountain rain and snow showers early this evening, it's shaping up to be a quiet night across Southern Colorado. With downslope flow developing during the overnight hours, lows Sunday morning won't be nearly as cold as what we saw today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 34; High: 67. More sunshine on tap for our Sunday, along with afternoon breezes and above average temperatures.

PUEBLO: Low: 33; High: 74. 70s and sunshine will make for a near perfect end to the weekend. The big concern in the afternoon will be strong downslope winds, which will increase the fire weather risk.

CANON CITY: Low: 36; High: 76. Chilly morning temperatures will quickly soar into the 70s on Sunday, with bright skies and breezy southwest winds in the forecast.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 30; High: 60. A nice, crisp morning will turn mild and breezy as sunshine helps to boost temperatures into the lower 60s on Sunday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 60s. Sunshine on Sunday will continue to melt away the snow from last week. Highs will warm into the lower to middle 60s.

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 70s/80s. Windy and warm across the Plains on Sunday. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at noon for the southeast Plains. Avoid outdoor burning as any spark could grow into a fast-moving fire.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 70s. Windy and warm on Sunday, with Red Flag Warnings set to go into effect at noon.

Extended Outlook: Warm, dry and breezy will best summarize our weather through at least next Tuesday. Fire Weather Watches for Monday will likely get upgraded to Red Flag Warnings as fire danger will remain elevated across much of Southern Colorado. Highs will peak next Monday and Tuesday, with highs warming into the 60s and 70s. The long range forecast is potentially unsettled, with the forecast late next week delivering our next chance for rain and snow.