Autumn has arrived, but instead of cold temperatures and fall-like weather, the First Alert 5 Weather team is tracking record setting heat late this week.
Our latest heatwave can be blamed on a big dome of high pressure that will influence our weather until the weekend. This sinking airmass will keep our skies dry and our highs well above average.
This weather system will push east over the next 48 hours, allowing temperatures to soar.
Overall, there's really no big changes to this pattern for at least a couple of days and other than the mountains, no significant chances for rain.
As we look at the forecast for the next two days in Colorado Springs, Friday looks hotter than Thursday, and that will be our best chance for setting a new all-time record.
Thursday's forecast high of 87 degrees should also get us pretty close to a new record.
Pueblo's lower elevation lends itself to much more serious heat compared to the Springs.
As far as records go, we should be flirting with those on both Thursday and Friday. Friday will be the hottest day, with a high of 96 degrees.
There will be a taste of fall ahead for Southern Colorado, but those cooler changes aren't expected until next week.
Stay tuned for details from the First Alert 5 Weather team.