Warming up Wednesday thanks to gusty downslope winds

Maroon Bells
Posted at 6:10 PM, Jan 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-19 20:41:01-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Outside of the San Luis Valley where some patchy fog will be possible, skies tonight will be clear across Southern Colorado. Lows tonight will be quite cold, with increasing winds expected over the mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 18; High: 55. After a high of just 34 degrees on Tuesday at COS, Wednesday's weather will be much warmer across the area. The warm-up will come courtesy of gusty downslope winds, so it will be breezy during the day across the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 16; High: 60. Cold morning lows will give way to a sunny, breezy and mild afternoon. Highs are expected to warm by 20-25 degrees from what we saw on Tuesday.

CANON CITY: Low: 20; High: 57. Wednesday will be a windy and much warmer day across Fremont County. Westerly wind gusts could top 35 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 12; High: 47. Clear and cold in the morning before turning windy and warmer in the afternoon. Peak afternoon wind gusts to 40 mph will be possible along Highway 24 in Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 10s; High: 50s. A super cold morning will give way to a sunny, windy and warmer afternoon, with highs climbing into the lower 50s on Wednesday.

PLAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s/60s. Cold in the morning before turning breezy and mild in the afternoon. Some areas could climb into the lower 60s on Wednesday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 10s/20s; High: 50s/60s. Look for plenty of snowmelt to take place from Walsenburg to Trinidad on Wednesday as our weather turns windy and warmer.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 0s/10s; High: 20s/30s. After a cold morning, sunshine will bring some mountain areas above the freezing mark on Wednesday. The big story will be the wind, with 40-50 mph gusts during the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
Dry skies will continue through the rest of the work week as highs gradually cool each day through Friday. Snow has been removed from our latest forecast as the energy that moves into the state this weekend will highly favor the mountains with snow, but not the Plains. In fact, snow chances will remain low for the next 7 days outside of the mountains.