After a mild Saturday, temperatures to finish the weekend will be MUCH colder! A system to our west pushes into SE Colorado overnight. Snow showers will be possible by early Sunday morning across the I-25 corridor with a change to rain and snow showers through the afternoon. Accumulation should be minimal as most moisture looks to be light and temperatures will warm into the upper 30s and 40s through the afternoon. The main impact will be the cold along with winds gusting up to 40 mph at times. Click on the 'Weather' tab for more...
Our warm and windy weather brought many southern Coloradans outside this afternoon. It also bought fire fighters out to at least two grass fires just east of Colorado Springs. Both fires were extinguished quickly, but the U.S. Forest Service says conditions are ripe for more fires in the area. In fact, the National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for almost all of southern Colorado below nine thousand feet.
The warning is in effect until eight o'clock tonight. The U.S. Forest Service is still cautioning people to watch their fires even after the Red Flag Warning expires. "A fire will sustain and continue to run, particularly in the lower country here. And if we keep up with these higher winds and the low humidities, the fire danger will increase up higher," said Mike Kerrigan, Fire Management Officer with the U.S. Forest Service.
Conditions are especially dry in southern El Paso county.
Fort Carson, for example, stands at only three-hundredths of an inch of precipitation for the month of March.
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