Windy and warmer on Wednesday, with elevated fire danger

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Posted at 7:24 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 21:24:49-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Stronger winds aloft will start to push snow towards the Continental Divide tonight, with dry weather expected east of the mountains. For the Plains, downslope winds will keep overnight lows more mild, with most areas only cooling down to the 20s and 30s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 34; High: 61. Dry, windy and warmer on Wednesday, with the potential for some light snow showers late Wednesday night into Thursday morning.

PUEBLO: Low: 32; High: 70. If it verifies, Wednesday's forecast high of 70 degrees will be the warmest of the year for Pueblo. Our weather will be windy during the day, with the potential for a rain/snow mix by early Thursday morning.

CANON CITY: Low: 36; High: 68. Wednesday's forecast will feature gusty winds, mild temperatures and mix of sun and clouds. A rain/snow mix will be possible late Wednesday night as our next cold front crashes the party.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 28; High: 54. Mild highs and gusty winds during the day will give way to some overnight snow showers across Teller County, and a much colder day on Thursday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s/30s; High: 60s. Mild and windy during the day before our next cold front arrives Wednesday evening, increasing our chance for snow heading into Thursday morning.

PLAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 60s/70s. Windy and warm on Wednesday, with peak gusts to 40 mph. Our next chance for snow will move in late Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 50s/60s. Wednesday will be quite windy across the southern I-25 corridor, with peak afternoon gusts to 50 mph. A cold front arrives late at night, with our next chance for snow heading into Thursday morning.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. Wednesday will be windy across the mountains, with snow increasing throughout the day.

Extended Outlook:
Show showers will remain possible through Thursday morning, but this is looking like a low impact event outside of the mountains. A few inches of snow will be possible across Teller County, Monument Hill and the southern I-25 corridor. Most other areas will range from no accumulation to possibly an inch. Thursday will be colder behind the cold front before warming several degrees Friday. Another front brings back the cold by Saturday, but only a flurry chance as the system passes through.