Insight: We monitor windy periods and intermittent fire weather conditions.
Today: A shallow layer of slightly cooler and wetter air should limit fire weather issues today, although we still expect enough wind to be a nuisance at times. After a mostly sunny start, we expect an increase in cloudiness through the afternoon with high temperatures again reaching the 70s and 80s for most areas. A few splashes may fall on and near the mountains in the late afternoon, but we don’t expect significant rainfall.
This evening: Partly cloudy with decreasing wind tonight and low temperatures in the 40s and 50s for most areas, although the high mountain valleys are likely to cool again into the 30s. We also have a lunar eclipse tonight with best viewing between 9:29 p.m. and 10:53 p.m.
Expanded: We hope the shallow layer of cool air will remain present enough on Monday to limit fire weather in at least some areas, although higher ground south and southwest of Pueblo will face severe conditions. fire weather. It is possible for some afternoon splashes or light showers to form again on and near the mountains and perhaps a thunderstorm over the plains, but we don’t expect much precipitation. Tuesday is likely to be warmer and drier, especially early in the day, and more areas may experience fire weather issues again. As the next cold front arrives late Tuesday through Wednesday, we may get spotty showers and/or thunderstorms over parts of the region, and hopefully another respite from the fire weather. We will be very hot and dry with an increase in windy and fiery weather likely on Thursday, but there are indications that much colder air will arrive by Friday and into next weekend which will bring some much better chance of rain and snow in the area.