The Colorado Springs area and much of the Front Range will be under a red flag warning of a high fire hazard on Sunday, according to the National Weather Service in Pueblo.
The weather alert started at 7am and lasts until 5pm. The Weather Service reported gusts of 40 mph along the Interstate 25 corridor early Sunday with higher gusts in the mountains.
High fire risk today! Winds are already blowing up to 40 mph along parts of the I-25 corridor with higher gusts near the mountains. Red flag warnings have been updated and begin at 7:00 AM. Avoid fire starts. #cowx pic.twitter.com/VSOrE93sZi
— NWS Pueblo (@NWSPueblo) December 5, 2021
El Paso, Pueblo, Teller, Fremont and Douglas counties are included in the red flag warning of several other counties. It is expected to remain windy throughout the day, likely 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 45 mph, in the Pikes Peak region.
Colorado Springs can expect a high of 61 on Sunday, the weather service says, with an overnight low of 16.
Stormy conditions continue on Monday with a high temperature near 36.
On Sunday, Colorado Springs entered its 208th straight day with no measurable snowfall since mid-May. The longest stretch without snow in Colorado Springs lasted 236 days in 2012 and 1946, according to the weather service.
Colorado Springs broke the record for last measurable snowfall after no flakes fell last Thursday.
Here’s a look at the rest of the week ahead, according to the weather service.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high of almost 48. North-northwest winds 10 to 25 mph in the afternoon south-southeast.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny, peaking at almost 57. West-southwest winds 10 to 25 mph.
Thursday: 10% chance of showers after 5pm Mostly sunny, with a maximum of 56. West winds 10 to 25 mph in the morning south.
Friday: Chance of snow showers. Partly sunny, peaking at almost 44. Northerly winds around 25 mph.