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Friday Evening Forecast: Temperatures are on Fire!

Posted: 1:57 PM, Jun 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-08 15:57:45-04

Tonight’s Forecast:
Hot stuff this weekend. The simple meteorological story is, a trough that frequently develops over the mountains in the warm season, heats up by day and dissipates at night. It forms because the mountains create and separate two air masses…on either side of the mountain chains. Then, jet stream winds catch anything that may erupt because of that trough, and carry it downwind (usually east.) There are things that can increase the intensity of the trough by day, but it is on it’s own right now, so we get a few widely scattered pockets of t-storms that die before sunset (with the trough.) This will occur again Saturday, but a dry and weak cold front will push through Sunday evening, flushing out the heat for 48 hours.

Rain chances are very slim, maybe a mountain one Saturday afternoon, maybe one or two Tuesday evening, and maybe one or two Thursday and Friday. But no one will see it all those days, and most may not see any.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 56, High – 93. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, clouding up in the afternoon. A bit breezy by then, as usual.

PUEBLO: Low – 58, High – 100. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, partly sunny in the afternoon. A bit breezy by then, as usual.

CANON CITY: Low – 59, High – 95. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, clouding up in the afternoon. A bit breezy by then.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 50, High – 84. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, clouding up in the afternoon. Maybe a brief 2PM T-shower, A bit breezy by then, too.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 56, High – 93. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, clouding up in the afternoon…and a possible 4pm T-shower. A bit breezy by then, too.

PLAINS: Low – 56, High – 93. Clear tonight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, partly sunny afternoon. Very hot, breezy by then, as usual.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 58, High – 95. Clearing this evening, clear overnight with a light south wind. Sunny Saturday morning, clouding up in the afternoon. Slight chance for a 3PM t-shower. Hot and breezy by then.


WEEKEND OUTLOOK: More of the same Saturday, but realistically, no real threat for any t-showers Sunday. Just incredibly hot.


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