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Weekend Weather Outlook

It may only be mid-March, however April-like temperatures will prevail Friday through Monday in Kiowa County, with highs in the low to mid-70s and overnight lows in the 30s.

Friday will be breezy, with 15-20 mile per hour winds in the afternoon. For the remainders of the weekend, winds in the 10-15 mile per hour range.

There is a very slight change of showers and thunderstorms Saturday night before 11:00 p.m. possibly bringing less than 1/10 of an inch of rain - higher amounts are possible with thunderstorms.

Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead

Sun will be a key feature for Kiowa County in the coming week, along with a lack of any chance of precipitation.

Sunday will be the warmest day of the week with a high in the upper 70s. Tuesday will only reach the upper 50s, though still warm for this time of year.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny with highs in the 60s, and Friday will see a return of 70 degree weather.

Weather Spotter Training Offered

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The National Weather Service in Pueblo provides SKYWARN weather spotter preparedness and training.  Typically, the sessions are scheduled from late March through early May each year, and are a cooperative effort of local government officials and the National Weather Service.  The sessions are free of charge and usually open to everyone unless noted.

Participants receive information about:

- latest hot topics about National Weather Service

- when and how to report severe weather

Weekend Weather Outlook

While high temperatures will fluctuate, spring-like weather continues through the weekend in Kiowa County.

Friday's high will be around 70, accompanied by 10 to 20 mile per hour north winds which will be strongest in the afternoon. There may be a few hours in the afternoon where conditions approach critical fire weather.

Saturday will be cooler, with highs in the low 60s and continuation of 10 to 20 mile per hour wind shifting to the south.

Sunday will be the warmest day of the week, with a high in the mid-70s, and winds will weaken slightly.

Fire Weather Watch for All of Eastern Colorado

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UPDATE: The Fire Weather Watch has been upgraded to a Red Flad Warning from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday (March 2, 2016). Expect winds 20-30 miles per hour gusting to 45, relative humidity as low as eight percent, and temperatures in the low to mid-70s. These conditions can lead to extreme fire behavior, and all outdoor burning is strongly discouraged. The warning covers all of eastern Colorado.

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Weather Outlook – The Week Ahead

The official start of spring is still weeks away; however, you wouldn't know it from the forecast this week in Kiowa County.

Most of the week will see continuing above-average highs in the mid- to upper-60s, with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. The outlier is Tuesday, with a high in the mid-50s.

There is a slight chance of rain/snow Monday night, while the rest of the week remains dry.

Winds will tend to remain around 10 to 15 miles per hour throughout the week.

Weekend Weather Forecast

A warm and dry weekend is on tap for southeast Colorado, and will extend into Monday.

High temperatures will range from the mid-60s to mid-70s, with evening temperatures falling to the mid-20s to low 30s.

Winds will pick up Saturday night, ranging from 10 to 20 miles per hour. By Sunday, wind gusts to 30 mph are possible.