Weather - Forecast

Apr 25, 2014 1:39 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati

Big Changes Come For Sunday

Red Flag Warning in effect through 9 PM for Las Animas County and the San Juan Valley.  Winds will stay breezy as the humidity falls below 10% this afternoon.

A Fire Weather Watch is in effect for just about everyone tomorrow from noon till 8 PM, excluding the higher elevations. The winds will pick back up and the humidity will drop as low as 5-10%.

Get out and enjoy the weather today or tomorrow.  Once the weather pattern changes on Sunday, it's here to stay for a while.  So hopefully you didn't put away the sweaters and warmer clothes just yet.

Today we'll stay partly to mostly sunny with temperatures very mild.  Many of us climb into the 60s and 70s, even a few 80s possible.  So it will be warmer compared to yesterday.  Saturday will also be fairly mild as highs stay in the 60s and 70s.  However, we won't have quite the sunshine and the winds will return.  Winds Saturday will be 20-30mph, with gusts 35+.

Saturday night and Sunday is when the big weather pattern shifts.  The jet stream will move south of Colorado, bringing with it a storm that will impact most of the US through next week.  This storm will get cut off from the normal flow of the atmosphere.  And as it brings the wind and cool weather, this means we're stuck with both of these through at least Wednesday of next week - maybe longer.  Highs will stay in the 40s and 50s for most locations early next week, and with the wind around, it may feel even cooler.

So that's why I'm saying, if you want to get outside, try for today and tomorrow.  Next week doesn't look so hot - literally!  - Meteorologist Valerie Abati

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