Local Forecast

Wintry this morning, fire danger this afternoon - 3/16/18

TODAY: An area of low pressure is clearing the area this morning, so any kind of shower activity should be tapering off by the early commute. Locations around the Palmer Divide could see a few slick spots on the side streets and overpasses this morning. As expected, most snow melted on contact due to the warm surface temperatures. A heavy band that developed allowed a coating to develop on cars and the grass. Places further south through Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City and the Eastern Plains should be fine. Only very light rain and sprinkles fell here. We can't rule out an isolated gust to 50 mph, especially in the higher terrain and plains, but most will stay below that. Hence the wind alert level 1. Red Flag Warnings are in place for everyone through 7PM tonight. We should dry out later this afternoon allowing for another day of high fire danger. Highs will be in the 50s and low 60s.

TONIGHT: Most clear and dry skies are in the forecast tonight. Lows drop into the 20s.

EXTENDED: An area of low pressure moves in by late Sunday. Right now, it looks as though we could see some snow out of this. The exact placement of the low will determine winds and accumulation potential, so this is something we will be fine tuning over the next 24 hours. Right now the track is varying a bit, but it looks like best opportunities for snow will be along the Palmer Divide and in Teller County. Stay tuned! 

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