Monday and Tuesday are looking really good, with sunshine and high temperatures up to 55 degrees, but the nights will be cold, with lows going down to around 15.
Wednesday through Friday is looking quiet, with fair to partly cloudy skies and highs in the upper 40s to low 50s.
There is nothing major showing up in our forecast from January 18-25, with highs continuing in the upper 40s to low 50s, and then dropping to 18 to 20 degrees at night.
The new year is starting out with a dry spell across our area. We do not have a precipitation chance above 20% for the next two weeks.
I do see some cold nights, with lows dipping into the teens Monday, and then in the teens again pretty much every night from the January 9-17.
High temperatures will mostly be in the 40s, but there will be an occasional day in the 50s thrown in.
Precipitation for 2019 ranged from about 15 to 19 inches across the county, with the higher amounts in eastern Kiowa County. These totals were pretty close to normal for the year.
This Sunday marked a noteworthy date in Kiowa County weather history. December 29, 2006, 28 inches of snow fell at Sheridan Lake in a 24-hour period. That is the record one-day snowfall for the county. This is also the record for a two-day snowfall.
The most snow to ever fall in Kiowa County in a three-day time span was 32 inches at Haswell November 5, 1946.
No snow in the forecast for next week as we go into a warming trend with drier weather.
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are looking fair to partly cloudy, with highs in the 40s and lows in the teens.
A mix of wintery weather will impact much of eastern Colorado for the final weekend of 2019.