Mar 16, 2014 7:05 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann
A Fire Weather Watch is in effect Monday for the lower elevations of Southern Colorado including Colorado Springs, Canon City, Pueblo, Walsenburg, Trinidad, La Junta, Lamar, and Springfield. Dry conditions, gusty winds, and low humidity will cause extreme fire behavior if a fire starts. Please refrain from starting any fires Monday due to the weather conditions.
A ridge of high pressure will bring dry conditions and plenty of sunshine to the region today and Monday. Temperatures will be warming as well with highs a few degrees above average in the 50s/60s this afternoon. A breezy west wind will warm the region up even more for St. Patrick's Day with highs in the 70s.
A fast moving system will bring a slight chance of rain/snow to parts of Southern Colorado Tuesday. That system will bring cooler air to the region as well Tuesday along with a few more clouds.
Highs will rebound a little into Wednesday after Tuesday's system pushes east and away from the state. The end of the week looks nice and dry for now with mostly to partly sunny skies overhead and highs near or above average in the 50s/60s.
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