Windy and much warmer today

Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak Mesa Overlook
Posted at 5:24 AM, Jan 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-20 08:34:11-05

Today’s Forecast:
We're looking at a lot of wind out there today, mainly over the mountains and the foothills along the Front Range from Douglas County up through Boulder. It'll be windy here at home through the Front Range, Rampart Range, and the Wet mountains, but we won't get quite as much wind to tumble down into the plains. We'll be much warmer today with highs in the 50s and lows in the 20s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 55; Low: 27. Sunny and breezy with gusts in the 20 mph range through the central and eastern side of town. We'll be much winder west near the foothills with areas like the Air Force Academy seeing gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range.

PUEBLO: High: 59; Low: 24. Sunny, warm, and windy with gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range, especially late morning through the afternoon.

CANON CITY: High: 56; Low: 29. Warm, sunny, and windy with gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range, especially late morning through the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 47; Low: 22. Sunny, cold, and windy with gusts in the 30 to 40 mph range.

TRI-LAKES: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Sunny, windy, and chilly with gusts in the 25 to 35 mph range.

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 20s. Sunny, warm, and windy at times but the strongest gusts should remain at or below the 20 mph range.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 60s; Low: 20s. Sunny and windy with I-25 seeing 20-30 mph gusts, but the mountains and La Veta Pass area to the west seeing 40 mph gusts.

MOUNTAINS: High: 40s; Low: 20s. Really windy through the mountains today, particularly the Rampart Range and the Wet Mountains where gusts could be between 30 to 50 mph. The Wet Mountain Valley will also see a lot of wind today, but the sun should take the edge out of the cold a bit.

Extended Outlook:
A weak cold front tonight will keep the breeze going through the region, but the winds will stay a lot lighter than what we see this morning. WE'll be a few degrees cooler on Thursday, with more cold air expected by Friday. We should stay dry here at home but on Sunday a light snow shower or flurries is possible in the Pikes Peak Region. There will be really heavy mountain snow from the San Juans through the Continental Divide from the weekend into early next week.