Local Forecast

Marty's Saturday Morning Forecast - Windy Again - 4/14/18

Today:  Expect icy roadways over parts of El Paso County this morning. The clouds will decrease this morning, but the wind will be strong today. A High Wind Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service for El Paso & Pueblo counties along I-25, and for the plains farther east. Wind gusts may occasionally reach 60 mph in these areas, especially east of I-25. The air will warm into the 40s and 50s for the plains, 30s to lower 40s over the mountains, but with the wind it will feel colder for much of the day. By late in the day the wind should gradually ease up.

 

Tonight:  The wind will continue to decrease tonight. Otherwise mostly clear and chilly with low temperatures in the 20s to lower 30s area wide.

 

Extended:  The air will be much warmer again Sunday & Monday. There should be enough instability around for clouds to develop over the mountains Sunday afternoon, and although a few weak showers may develop, the air will be so dry near the surface that it’s unlikely that much precipitation will reach the ground. The wind will begin to pick up again Monday afternoon, then very windy and turning significantly colder again on Tuesday. The cold front on Tuesday looks to bring a quick shot of snow to the Continental Divide, but right now it does not appear likely that we’ll receive significant precipitation over eastern Colorado. Fire weather will likely become a concern again Monday & Tuesday. The wind should be lighter on Wednesday, and Thursday looks warm and dry. By Friday another storm should be bringing wind, colder air, and a chance for rain and snow to the region.


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