National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

A progressive upper-level trough will advance across the Rocky Mountain region today and become a closed upper low over the Oklahoma Panhandle by tonight. This upper level energy will deepen surface low pressure across far eastern Colorado today into tonight, which will accelerate east tonight. Associated strong westerly winds at the surface and drying downslope flow will lead to another day of critical fire weather conditions across the plains, where a Red Flag Warning is in effect. Burning is strongly discouraged. Temps will rise into the mid to upper 60s across the plains. The storm system will bring advisory level snowfall to the continental divide today and tonight, along with blowing snow. As the low transitions east, winds will shift out of the north and remain gusty. Snow showers will develop along the Palmer Divide tonight, including N EL Paso County where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect. 1-5 inches of snowfall is expected with highest amounts further north, along with blowing snow. As the system continues east, precip will shift east to the far eastern plains, where primarily rain transitioning to a rain/snow mix is expected with limited accumulations. Pueblo is expected to see limited to no precip. Winds will remain breezy out of the north on Monday with highs only around 50 across the plains.