Sep 29, 2013 10:46 PM by John Dissauer
Temperatures topped out in the upper 70°s and middle 80°s across southern and southeastern Colorado Sunday. Officially, Colorado Springs hit 78° and Pueblo hit 83°.
Warm temperatures will continue for Monday. In fact, look for temperatures to be another 2°-5° warmer Monday as compared to Sunday. With mostly sunny skies highs will be in the 80°s (Colorado Springs - 81°, Pueblo - 87°).
An interesting weather tidbit concerning the "heat". Only one day in the previous five years has the temperature hit 90°+ in Pueblo after September 29. It appears that we could get close to 90° but probably not quite there.
All eyes continue to be focused on Thursday/Friday as computer forecast models are suggesting a potent cold front will pass through Colorado. Latest data suggests that the cold front won't pass through until later Thursday evening. That means that we will stay mild Thursday afternoon before the front passes.
Behind the front, temperatures are projected to plunge. Also, rain and snow (in higher elevations) are expected to move in from the northwest. Temperatures Friday morning will drop in to the 30°s and will only rebound to the 40°s and 50°s during the afternoon. It also looks as though it could be windy Friday.
As of Sunday night, the piece of energy that will spark much of Thursday and Friday's weather is coming off the Kamchatka Peninula in Russia.
Right now it appears the cold air will only be around for maybe a day and a half. Temperatures are expected to jump back to the 60°s and 70°s by Saturday. - Meteorologist John Dissauer