Snow is expected to develop for our Monday afternoon and overnight hours. Bands of heavier snow are possible..and something we will be monitoring throughout the day today. A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for far northern El Paso County where ~4" are possible by Tuesday morning. Also ahead, a High Wind Watch for much of southeast Colorado from 4-11am Tuesday morning as wind gusts could reach up to 60 mph. For more info on the forecast this holiday week, head over to the "Weather" tab.
The combination of above normal temperatures, gusty winds, and dry conditions will make for explosive wildfire potential over the next several days. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for much of the area today, meaning the risk for wildfires is high. While temperatures will be a little cooler tomorrow and Friday, strong winds and low relative humidities will lead to high fire danger once again. It would be wise to postpone any outdoor activities with flammable items for the remainder of the work.
Please note it is very possible these conditions will extend into the upcoming Holiday Weekend. If you're planning on having a campfire or a cookout this weekend, it is imperative you exercise EXTREME CAUTION.