Weather - Forecast - Woodland Park

Very warm today...a touch of 'March Madness' on the way!

Posted: Mar 6, 2012 8:12 AM by Craig Eliot

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TODAY: Gusty winds and very warm today! Temps this afternoon will be even warm than highs on Monday. Colorado Springs will hit 71...the record high is 73. Pueblo will max-out at 76...the record high is 80. Today will be the warm before the storm that is expected by later Wednesday into Thursday. Due to the toasty temps, breezy conditions and very dry air...the fire danger is extreme! There is a RED FLAG WARNING for all of the lower elevations of southeastern Colorado from 11 AM until 7 PM. This warning includes Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, La Junta, Lamar, Springfield, Walsenburg and just east of Trinidad.

TONIGHT: Breezy at times and mild again. Lows overnight will stay in the 30's and 40's.

WEDNESDAY: A cold front arrives in the morning so our highs for the day will be early....colder temps as the day progresses. At the same time that cold air is moving-in a Pacific storm system will be approaching. That storm will migrate into New Mexico later tomorrow and into Thursday. During that time we'll start to see snow starting to fall across eastern Colorado. As of right now it looks like we could see about 2-5" snow in Colorado Springs, 3-6" on Monument Hill, 4-8" over Teller County/Rampart Range & the Wet Mountains. Pueblo and La Junta about 1-3"...slightly more possible for Canon City and slightly.

THURSDAY: Snowy, breezy and cold! The morning commute to the office or classroom will be a slow one due to what are expected to be icy and snow packed roads. High temps will only be in the 20's and 30's with more snow showers expected!

FRIDAY: The morning commute is likely going to be tricky again. Slight chance very early in the day of a few lingering light snow showers in spots. As the day progresses we'll see mostly sunny skies and afternoon temps that should be about 8-10 degrees warmer than Thursday.

SATURDAY-MONDAY: Abundant sunshine expected with warming temps each and every day.