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Weather Outlook – the Week Ahead: Warm Days, Frosty Nights

Weather Outlook - November 6, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Unseasonably warm days are expected to continue this week, however clear nights will allow temperatures to drop near or below freezing.

Portions of southeast Colorado received rain overnight Saturday, however amounts are unlikely be enough to break drought conditions that strengthened significantly over the past week.

Sunday's high will be in the mid-60s, with the low falling to near 40. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms is in the forecast, however less than one-tenth inch of rain is expected.

Weekend Weather Outlook – Chance of Rain

Weather Outlook - November 4, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

This weekend will cool slightly from an above-average week, and a chance of rain returns.

Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high in the low 70s and an overnight low in the upper 30s.

A 30 percent chance of showers enters the forecast Saturday afternoon into the evening. The mostly cloudy day will be marked by a high in the mid-60s and overnight low in the mid-40s as a weakening upper low moves over the state throughout the day. The best chance of rain will be south of Highway 50.

Weather Outlook: The Week Ahead – Warm and Dry Again

Weather Outlook - October 30, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Above-average temperatures continue across southeast Colorado this week.

Sunday will start off cloudy, gradually clearing after mid-morning. A high of 70 is expected, cooling to the upper 40s overnight.

Monday's high will spike to the low 80s, before settling to the low 70s for the remainder of the week.

Overnight lows start with low 40s Monday night before drifting down to the low 30s by Wednesday, and rebounding to the mid-30s by Friday.

Winds through the week are expected to be in the 5 to 15 mile-per-hour range.

Traveling in the Winter across Colorado 

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Before winter weather arrives in earnest, it is highly recommended that you prepare your vehicle for winter travel.

A well-equipped vehicle has adequate tires, tire chains, tow rope, sand or cat litter for traction, shovel, tool kit, windshield scraper and brush, battery cables, first aid kit,  flashlight, extra batteries, blankets or sleeping bags, extra clothing, candles, water-proof matches, jug of water, high calorie packaged food for quick energy, and an empty can to melt snow for drinking.

Weather Outlook – Warm, Dry

Weather Outlook - October 22, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

Saturday will be the warmest day of the coming week; however, highs will be above the previous week.

A high in the mid-80s is expected Saturday, with an overnight low near 40.

Sunday starts a week of clear, sunny days and highs in the mid-70s - above average for this time of year. Evening temperatures will be in the upper 30s to mid-40s. Thursday is the exception, with a high in the low 80s.

Rain is currently not expected during the week.

Weather Outlook: the Week Ahead – Fire Weather, Chance of Snow

Weather Outlook - October 16, 2016

By Chris Sorensen

A Red Flag Warning for fire danger is in place through Sunday evening, and a Fire Weather Watch is in effect Monday due to dry conditions and high temperatures across southeast Colorado.

Daytime highs will be around 90 Sunday and Monday ahead of a cooling trend beginning Monday night when the overnight low drops to the mid-30s.

Tuesday's high will be in the upper 60s, with an overnight low returning to the mid-30.

Low 60s are in store for Wednesday and Thursday, with lows at or below freezing.