Mar 31, 2014 1:50 PM by Meteorologist Valerie Abati
RED FLAG WARNING for much of southern Colorado through 7 PM today. And there's already a Fire Weather Watch for tomorrow afternoon. Conditions will stay breezy, with gusts to 40 mph, and humidity dropping to as low at 6% this afternoon. Be extra cautious around flames and sparks.
The winds won't be as gusty as they were last night, but they're still an issue. Through 6/7 PM, expect the winds to stay sustained at 20-30mph, with gusts up to 40mph. At least we'll see mostly sunny skies and temperatures, although about 10 degrees cooler than yesterday, in the 50s and 60s.
Besides wind and a fire threat, the weather pattern is fairly quiet through Wednesday. We'll see partly sunny skies each afternoon with temperatures staying seasonal. This means highs in the 50s and 60s, with higher elevations staying in the 40s.
Wednesday Night and Thursday the pattern changes. A storm from the Pacific will bring not only a big drop in temperatures, but a wide chance of showers. Higher elevations will see some good snow amounts from this storm on Thursday. Stay tuned for what to expect as the week progresses.
Hope you're off to a good week... Meteorologist Valerie Abati
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