Weather - Forecast

Feb 22, 2014 7:24 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Gusty winds stick around

A Red Flag Warning (high fire danger) is in effect until 6pm today for Pueblo County due to gusty winds, low humidity, and dry fuels.

Fire danger will remain high over much of Southern Colorado thanks to a gusty west wind, dry fuels on the ground, and low humidity. Blowing dust may be an issue once again today in the usual areas along I-25 south of Pueblo.

It'll be a mostly sunny and dry Saturday across Southern Colorado with a generally west wind gusting up to 25 and 30 mph at times. Expect another above average day with highs in the 50s. Parts of the mountains will see periods of snow with light accumulations expected.

A cold front will move through the region overnight resulting in a cooler but still dry day Sunday. Highs will be in the 40s/50s for the first day of the new week under mostly sunny skies. The good news for Sunday: winds don't look to be as gusty. It'll be a mostly sunny afternoon after starting the day off with some cloud cover.

Expect a mild and dry Monday with the rest of the workweek cooler and more unsettled. Highs will generally be in the 40s Tuesday through Friday with a slight chance for rain/snow late Tuesday then again Thursday and Friday. The mountains look to receive more snow off and on throughout the new week ahead.

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