Aug 29, 2012 9:09 AM by Craig Eliot
TODAY: Hot, breezy and dry again today for almost all of us. Temps this afternoon will be 10-15 degrees hotter than average. High in the Springs will be 93 degrees which would tie today's all-time record. Pueblo will hit 100....102 is the record. You'll notice some south/southeasterly winds this afternoon around 10-15 mph close to the mountains. On the plains winds will be as strong as 20-30 mph. Just like yesterday...any storms that appear will be over the mountains and higher elevations.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear and lovely again tonight. Temps will cool-off about 35 degrees overnight!
THURSDAY: A little bit of good news in tomorrow's forecast. Expect a little better chance of storms at the higher elevations and close to the mountains with temps about 3-5 degrees cooler than today. Chances for storms over Teller County go up to about 30-40% and as much as a 20% chance in Colorado Springs. We might see one or two storms around Canon City, Walsenburg or Trinidad, but they are not very likely at all for places like Pueblo and areas to the east. Highs tomorrow will hit 90 in the Springs and 97 in Pueblo.
FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Mostly dry skies expected again locally....with maybe a few afternoon storms over the mountains. We will expect temps to continue to come down just a touch both days as some 'slightly' cooler air moves through the state. Also...a few clouds each afternoon will help break-up the intense Colorado sun.
SUNDAY-LABOR DAY: More moisture in the air and again a slight chance of storms returns to the Front Range. 20% chance in Colorado Springs each afternoon with a slightly higher chance over the mountains and highest elevations. Unfortunately chances for any storms east of I-25 and the plains will be at about 10% or less. Temps each afternoon will reach the mid 80's in the Springs and lower 90's in Pueblo and La Junta.
Have a great weekend!