Beautiful weather awaits southern Colorado today as a ridge of high pressure takes over and sweeps warmth throughout the region! Fire danger is relatively high today despite no fire advisories due to very dry and low relative humidity, especially through the afternoon. The winds will be strong through the afternoon with highs reaching the 70s for most of the interstate but 80s from Pueblo east to Lamar. Tonight we’ll see clouds fill up the sky with light winds and mild low temperatures.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 74; Low – 44. Warm and dry today with afternoon winds gusting over 20 mph.
PUEBLO: High – 80; Low – 46. Very warm & dry today with gusty afternoon winds in the 20 mph range.
CANON CITY: High – 77; Low – 45. Warm and dry today with a few gusty afternoon winds.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 65; Low – 35. Gorgeous and sunny with a cooling, breezy afternoon wind.
TRI-LAKES: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Warm and dry today with a breezy afternoon wind.
PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 40s. Hot and dry today with afternoon winds elevating fire danger.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Warm and dry today with gusty afternoon winds in the 20 mph range.
Heavier cloud cover will lead to a very nice Tuesday afternoon, but it will likely keep us a degree or two cooler for most of southern Colorado. We’ll be dry Tuesday for most of the day, but a few stray afternoon thunderstorms are possible in the plains east of El Paso and Pueblo counties. Fire danger will be moderate to high tomorrow afternoon from continued low humidity and strong, gusty winds.
Rain and snow return to the forecast on Wednesday, but both appear to be fairly low impact for most of the region. Most areas below 7000 feet will just see rain, but for areas like the southern mountains and Teller County, minor accumulation could slow the evening impact. Teller county looks to see between 1 to 3 inches of snow while the Wet and Sangre De Cristo mountains will likely range from 2 to 5 inches. Colorado Springs will probably see light snow Wednesday evening but with little to no accumulation expected at this time.