Monday Forecast: Feeling like fall with smoky skies

Posted at 5:57 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 09:59:29-04

Today’s Forecast:
We get a nice taste of fall today, but the forecast isn’t going to be perfect. Northwest winds are bringing in quite a bit of smoke from wild fires up in Canada. Those of you sensitive to smoke will likely notice the haze through the morning hours, or until an inversion breaks around 9 to 10am. We’ll stay dry today with below average temperatures.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 76; Low – 52. Dry and beautiful today with only a small chance for an isolated shower or sprinkle out in the mountains west of the city.

PUEBLO: High – 82; Low – 54. Gorgeous and warm across Pueblo with sunny skies and a light afternoon breeze.

CANON CITY: High – 80; Low – 56. Warm and beautiful through Canon City with a light breeze.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 70; Low – 47. Warm and dry through Woodland Park but an isolated shower or sprinkle is possible in the surrounding mountains.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Gorgeous across the Tri Lakes today with plenty of sunshine and a light breeze.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Warm and dry today across the plains with strong sunshine and light winds.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Gorgeous weather returns to the southern I-25 corridor with a few spotty showers out in the mountains possible later today.

Monsoon moisture comes back Tuesday and Wednesday, but not in the usual manor. Storms look to behave like normal for the first half of Tuesday, but instead of rain drying out by 10 to midnight, we might see rain last all the way into Wednesday morning. Severe weather Tuesday is expected out in the plains along and south of a line from Lamar through Trinidad. Wednesday the mountains and I-25 corridor have the best chances for rain, if we’re too cloudy we might get stuck in the 60s in areas like Colorado Springs