Light Winds with Cool Temperatures for Monday

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A chance of morning rain or snow showers with a westerly wind 15 to 25 miles per hour.

Widespread rain and storms are looking more likely during this time, including over the drought-stricken western plains.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Colorado Springs and much of southeastern Colorado Monday and Tuesday due to gusty winds, low relative humidity and abundant dry fuels. But temperatures only drop into the upper 60s for late next week with sunshine quickly returning. North winds of 10 to 15 miles per hour becoming east in the afternoon are anticipated for Wednesday. Under continued bright skies, Wednesday and Thursday will feature highs in the deep 70s to locally, on the mainland, 80s.

South winds start to pick up tonight with gusts to 25 miles per hour.

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On Tuesday evening, it is anticipated to be mostly clear, with a low around 47.

The total amount of rainfall in the first half of the year is expected to be 15-30 per cent higher than previous years' average in the northern, central and southern regions. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph.or gusts of 58 mph or stronger may occur. They will pick back up on Friday and into the weekend ahead of yet another upper-level low that will move into the Rockies.

A high pressure system will deliver cool weather the beginning part of the week. Sunday high temperatures will be in the upper 40s to lower 50s.