If you didn’t hear the cold front blast through Colorado early this morning, you had to have felt it when you stepped out your door this morning! Strong winds in front of and behind the cold front will gust into the 30s and 40s from the I-25 corridor and east through the plains through lunch time. The winds will die back in the afternoon and that’s when we’ll put a little warmth back into the atmosphere. Tonight we’ll see more cloud cover with up slope winds but despite the blanket of clouds, we’ll get very chilly by Wednesday morning.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 62; Low – 39. Very windy through the first half of the day with gusts between 30 to 40 mph. The winds will be breezy through the afternoon but gusts will fall into the 20s. We’ll stay sunny but chilly as cool air moves through southern Colorado.
PUEBLO: High – 70; Low – 43. Very windy through the first half of the day with gusts between 30 to 40 mph, but this morning Pueblo registered a gust of 53, so we know it can be pretty high at times. The sun will stay out and it’ll be warmer in the afternoon.
CANON CITY: High – 69; Low – 44. Breezy today in Canon City, especially through the morning with gusts up to and over 20 mph. The temperatures will warm to the upper 60s with plenty of sunshine.
WOODLAND PARK: High – 57; Low – 30. Very chilly today and tonight with gusty winds through the morning and a bit of afternoon cloud cover. Tonight we’ll get a hard freeze as lows drop towards 30.
TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Very windy through the first half of the day with gusts between 20 and 30 mph. The winds will be lighter in the afternoon and we’ll stay crisp under sunny skies.
PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 40s. Very windy this morning with gusts between 30 to 45 mph into lunch time. The second half of the day will be less windy with light rain possible in counties below highway 50, especially Las Animas county.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 40s. Scattered showers are possible in the afternoon, starting over the mountains to the west and spreading east through southern Otero, Bent and all of Las Animas county.
A few showers are possible Wednesday morning in southern Colorado below highway 50 and in the southern mountains, but most of us will stay dry and get about 4 degrees warmer through the afternoon. Thursday looks like the warmest day of the week with highs back in the 70s and 80s. A cold front pushes back through Friday, making the Colorado Springs Oktoberfest a little chilly!