TONIGHT: West winds will be gusty overnight, but especially in the Sangres, the Wets and along foothill communities in the Pikes Peak region. Gusts of 70 mph are possible between 2 AM and 8 AM. Communities like Broadmoor Bluffs, Rockrimmon, Peregrine and the US Air Force Academy could see damaging winds and should secure anything that could fly away or sustain damage. Overnight lows will be in upper 30s and lower 40s, thanks to the downsloping wind. Skies will be partly cloudy.
WEDNESDAY: Skies should be sunnier, but the winds could gust back up to 50 mph, drying out the air and prompting Red Flag Warnings from 9 AM to 6 PM for El Paso, Pueblo, parts of Las Animas, Crowley and Otero counties. Highs soar back into the 50s and upper 60s.
EXTENDED: Warm and windy through Friday down low. Mountain snows taper off mid day Wednesday. Forecast models are pointing toward the possibility of Saturday and Sunday bringing snow to the lower elevations. Some of them are suggesting that Sunday could be significant. We will monitor this as the weekend draws nearer.