A weather front over the Pikes Peak region will bring strong winds Monday and Thursday, creating dangerous fire conditions, meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Pueblo warn in a hazardous weather outlook.
Monday's high in Colorado Springs is expected to be near 41 degrees. Early wind gusts will start about 10 to 20 mph then become stronger in the afternoon, reaching speeds up to 40 mph.
Gusts could reach speeds up to 50 mph over the eastern plains and up to 6 inches of snow is expected of the Sangre de Cristo mountains late Monday, according to the service's forecast.
Tuesday's high is expected near 51, and Wednesday's high will jump to 60 with calmer winds in Colorado Springs.
Thursday will see dangerous fire conditions as gusts up to 35 mph blow through the region along with a high of 62 degrees. Meteorologists are expecting blowing dust throughout the day Thursday.
The weather will cool over the weekend with highs near 49 Friday, 46 Saturday and 39 Sunday. Wind gusts will be calm over the weekend.