Weather Alert: Fire Weather Warning for Pueblo and southern Front Range Corridor

Fire Weather Warning Sunday, November 5th, 2023
Posted at 7:59 AM, Nov 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-11-05 22:48:20-05

Today’s Forecast:
Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at 11AM for Pueblo, Huerfano, and Western Las Animas counties. Absolutely no outdoor burning today in these areas. Humidity values will drop to as low as 8%, along with wind gusts to 35 mph. Upper level moisture pushing over the Rockies will keep today mainly cloudy, but with the downslope winds, we'll still see near record to record temperatures for our highs.

Colorado Springs forecast: High: 75; Low: 40.
Cloudy in the morning with mainly to partly cloudy skies this afternoon. Record heat is likely nonetheless with downsloping dry warm winds out of the west at 10 - 15 mph. The current high temperature record for today is 74, set back in 2009. A solid outdoor bike or run kind of day, or lie in the backyard hammock.

Pueblo forecast: High: 80; Low: 35.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11AM-5PM today. Partly sunny and a close call for record breaking highs. Today's record in Pueblo is 80 degrees. Warm, dry downslope west winds at 10 mph gusting to 30 mph - leading to the fire threat.

Canon City forecast: High: 76; Low: 42.
Mainly cloudy in the morning with partly cloudy skies during the afternoon. Very warm, with downslope west winds at 10-20 mph, gusting to 35 mph in the afternoon. While you will not be within the Fire Weather Warning today, note that fire danger will be elevated due to the gusty winds and relatively dry air. Today's record high is 80, set in 1917.

Woodland Park forecast: High: 63; Low: 35.
Mainly cloudy in the morning with peaks of additional afternoon sun. Breezy with west winds at 10-25 mph. Nonetheless, warm for this time of the year and a decent day for an outdoor stroll.

Tri-Lakes forecast: High: Upper 60s; Low: Upper 30s.
Partly sunny with westerly winds at 10-15 mph. Today's record high is 67, set in 2001.

Plains forecast: High: 70s/80s; Low: Mid 30s.
Sunny, very warm, and breezy with westerly winds at 10-25 mph.

Walsenburg and Trinidad forecast: High: 77; Low: 42.
A Red Flag Warning is in effect from 11AM-5PM today. A Fire Weather Watch is in effect tomorrow. No outdoor burning! Mostly sunny. Very dry. West winds at 10-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Other than avoiding outdoor burning, a nice outdoor day.

Mountains forecast: High: 60s; Low: 40s.
Mostly sunny. Southwest winds 10-20 mph with gusts to 35 mph. Stronger winds aloft today, expect above treeline winds to 45+ mph!

Extended outlook forecast:

High fire danger continues Monday and Tuesday with a similar pattern in place - temperatures in the 70s, and a dry downslope air flow. The biggest changes for the start of your workweek will be more sunshine. Tuesday bears extra watching - it looks to be the windiest day of the entire week, while humidity remains low. By Wednesday, the upper level dome of high pressure creating these conditions flattens out and moves southeast, resulting in cooler temperatures as our next weather maker approaches. Snow begins Wednesday afternoon in the foothills including Woodland Park, while rain begins Wednesday evening in the Pikes Peak region and Pueblo. Rain transitions to snow overnight in the Springs, while a warm nose may keep rain or a rain-snow mix in Pueblo. Expect a slick commute Thursday morning.

A cooler more seasonable pattern follows this system and into next weekend, which looks dry. If you're a skier or snowboarder, get excited - more resorts open next weekend!

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