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Forecast: High fire danger around Colorado Springs to start the week

Forecast: High fire danger around Colorado Springs to start the week

Highs this afternoon will climb into the upper 70s east, to lower 80s west.

A strong cold front will move through Sunday afternoon and evening bringing showers and strong thunderstorms. By sunrise, enough cold air will be in place that a lot of the state will have at least sleet pellets mixing with rain, if not minor icing on colder surfaces. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph.or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. Otherwise clear skies expected through the overnight hours. A system sweeping through Nebraska will deposit most of its rain and snow there, but the southern half of our area may see a wintry mix late Thursday night and into Friday. Rain chances are going to stay away until the end of the week/weekend! Tuesday should be partly sunny with highs around 37. For being nearly a week out, models are in fairly good agreement of this system and timing with rain arriving as early as after midnight to as late as noon, which is a narrow window for a week away.

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As expected it was rather chilly this morning with lows in the 30s and 40s in most areas, and some areas saw frost!

As high pressure builds in Thursday behind the weak cold front the next trough will already be working onshore out of the Pacific. Our high temperatures on Friday will be in the mid to upper 40s. Our high temperatures on Saturday will be in the 50s with sunshine mixing in with some clouds.

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