Detailed Forecast

Today: Wind will be the big story today, with speeds ranging from 10-25mph and gusts of 35mph.  The winds will be strongest during the late afternoon and evening, and will stay gusty into tomorrow night.  Strong winds, dry conditions and warm temperatures will lead to a day of high fire danger.  RED FLAG WARNINGS and FIRE WEATHER WATCHES have been issued for most of the lower elevations of southern Colorado.  Expect a cloudier start to the day than we have had for the past couple of days.  The clouds will increase in coverage through the day, and we are expected scattered showers (even a few rumbles of thunder!) mainly across mountains through the afternoon and evening.  I cannot rule out a few sprinkles around the Pikes Peak Region tomorrow evening, but anything that develops will be light.  Highs will be in the 70s for most, but it will likely feel cooler than that thanks to the wind and clouds.

Tonight: Lows will drop to the 20s and 30s across southern Colorado under mostly cloudy skies. I don't expect much in the way of precipitation overnight; however, rain is expected to start early Thursday morning.

Extended:  The wind today is all ahead of a cold front that arrives tonight and Thursday morning across southern Colorado.  As the cooler air arrives on Thursday, showers will spread across the state.  The showers will last through the first half of Friday.  With temperatures dropping to below freezing Thursday night and Friday morning, it's very possible we'll get some accumulating snow along the Palmer Divide and around our local mountains which could lead to a slushy Friday morning drive.  Temperatures will be about 30-degrees cooler on Thursday and Friday, with highs only topping out in the 40s for most.  60s and 70s are back for the weekend, and your Easter Sunday is looking egg-cellent!  While it could be a little breezy, there will be plenty of sunshine all day and warm temperatures.

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Forecast

Colorado Springs, CO

9AM
Partly Cloudy
55°
Partly Cloudy
12PM
Partly Cloudy
66°
Partly Cloudy
3PM
Partly Cloudy
72°
Partly Cloudy
6PM
Thunderstorm
68°
Thunderstorm
9PM
Rain Showers
53°
Rain Showers
12AM
Rain Showers
38°
Rain Showers

Pueblo, CO

9AM
Partly Cloudy
56°
Partly Cloudy
12PM
Partly Cloudy
73°
Partly Cloudy
3PM
Partly Cloudy
77°
Partly Cloudy
6PM
Thunderstorm
71°
Thunderstorm
9PM
Partly Cloudy
56°
Partly Cloudy
12AM
Partly Cloudy
46°
Partly Cloudy

NEED HELP HEATING YOUR HOME THIS WINTER?

LEAP CAN HELP


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ABOUT LEAP


The Colorado Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) is a federally funded program that helps hard working Colorado families, seniors and individuals pay a portion of their winter home heating costs. It is not intended to pay the entire cost of home heating for qualifying participants, but rather to help alleviate some of the burden associated with the colder months.

In most cases, payments are made directly to the primary heating fuel vendor helping to offset high heating costs. Other benefits of the program include repair or replacement of a home’s primary heating system, such as a furnace or wood-burning stove.

ELIGIBILITY

Colorado citizens with annual income less than 150% of the federal poverty index may qualify for heating assistance through LEAP.

PARTICIPANTS MUST:

  • • Pay home heating costs, either directly to a utility company or to a landlord as part of rent.
  • • Be a permanent legal resident of the United States and a Colorado resident or have household members that
      are U.S. citizens.
  • • Provide proof of lawful presence in the U.S. Valid forms of identification include:
    • ° Colorado Driver’s License or Colorado Identification card
    • ° United States Military Identification Card or Military Dependent’s Identification card
    • ° United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card
    • ° Native American Tribal document



Income Guidelines

Your maximum family household income must fall within the guidelines given below during the month you wish to apply. Household refers to all people living with you and for whom you are financially responsible.


In most cases, if you are approved for LEAP, payments are made directly to your primary heating fuel vendor and a notice will be sent to you informing you of the benefit amount.

IT’S EASY TO APPLY!

Applications for LEAP are accepted between November 1 and April 30 only.
  • • Download an application from the LEAP website.
      www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap
  • • Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) to have an
      application sent via US Mail.
  • • Pick up an application from any county department of social
      or human services.
  • • If participants received LEAP last year and still reside at the
      same address, an application packet and reply envelope will
      be mailed to them.

    It can take up to 50 days to process a nonemergency application.


For more information or to request an application:

Call 1-866-HEAT-HELP (1-866-432-8435) or visit www.colorado.gov/cdhs/leap







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Almanac

Colorado Springs

Normal High:56°
Normal Low:30°
Record High: 81° in 2012
Record Low: 9° in 1896
Sunrise:6:44 am
Sunset:7:22 pm
Moonrise:5:05 pm
Moonset:5:15 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous

Pueblo

Normal High:63°
Normal Low:30°
Record High: 87° in 2012
Record Low: 12° in 1936
Sunrise:6:43 am
Sunset:7:21 pm
Moonrise:5:04 pm
Moonset:5:13 am
Today's MoonWaxing gibbous
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