Spring Weather – Warm, Mostly Dry Weekend Ahead

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Published Saturday, May 5, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

The first weekend in May has arrived with a forecast perfect for outdoor activities. Unlike recent weeks, the risk for fire is lower despite drought conditions that continue to plague most of the state. Localized fire danger will continue through week, so be careful with any outdoor burning.

A few isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible across most of the Colorado Saturday. The most likely areas to see precipitation will be the north central mountains and north central plains.

Light winds - generally less than 15 miles per hour - are expected.

Eastern Plains

Most of the plains will see temperatures in the upper 70s to mid-80s Saturday, with Eads, Lamar, La Junta and Springfield seeing the warmest temperatures. A weak cold front backs into northeast Colorado Saturday evening, however temperatures will remain mild, and the warming trend will continue into the coming work week.

Potential for afternoon and evening showers continues this week, including Sunday and Monday afternoon, and the possibility of stronger storms Thursday for the northeast.

Temperatures will remain above seasonal averages in the coming days, with highs reaching to near 90 later in the week for the southeast plains.

West Slope

High pressure will bring sunny skies and warm temperatures to western Colorado. Highs will mainly be in the mid- to upper 70s Saturday, thought Telluride is expected to see upper 50s. A few isolated showers are possible later in the day.

Over the coming week, look for above-average temperatures a limited potential for moisture.

Weather information updated throughout the day is available at http://weather.kiowacountypress.net.

Temperature Forecast - May 5 - 8

 

Saturday

Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

City

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

High

Low

Eads

82

47

82

49

81

51

83

48

Springfield

83

47

84

48

82

52

84

50

Trinidad

77

46

80

48

80

52

82

49

Limon

77

41

78

46

80

47

80

44

Sterling

79

45

76

48

83

50

79

46

Fort Morgan

79

44

78

49

84

49

80

46

Craig

72

38

77

38

77

41

75

39

Grand Junction

78

50

83

52

84

53

83

53

Montrose

74

45

79

51

79

49

78

48

Cortez

74

35

80

40

85

45

83

44