Tuesday Weather: Warm with very weak rain chances

Posted at 6:30 AM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 09:08:31-04

Today’s Forecast:
Remnants of Rosa will keep giving western Colorado and the Continental Divide good rain today… but chances across southern Colorado look very weak. Cloudy skies will envelope most of I-25 but scattered sunshine will do a better job of warming the plains well into the 80s. Scattered afternoon showers are possible today across the high country and eastern plains, but I-25 could get completely blocked by the mountains. Tonight cloud cover will clear out a bit but we’ll keep temperatures in the 50s by Wednesday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 79; Low – 56. Cloudy today with a breeze down slope southwest wind in the afternoon pushing highs to the upper 70s. Spotty afternoon showers and even a thunderstorm or two are possible, especially on the west and north side of the city towards the Palmer Divide.

PUEBLO: High – 86; Low – 58. Sprinkles fell this morning around Pueblo but most of the day should be dry, and actually quite warm with a bit more sunshine in the early afternoon. Showers could move in from the Wet mountains but the chances are better that Pueblo will stay dry.

CANON CITY: High – 82; Low – 60. Warm and mainly dry today as the chances for spotty showers remain best in the mountain terrain north and west of Canon City.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 68; Low – 50. Scattered showers and even a brief thunderstorm are possible this afternoon, mainly through the higher terrain and back west towards Park county.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. A few scattered and spotty showers or thunderstorms are possible through the afternoon and end of the day, especially up on Monument Hill and east along the Palmer Divide.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 50s. A mix of clouds and sun through the day with mostly dry skies. A few scattered showers will move out of New Mexico later today through this evening but few (the lucky ones) will actually see rain.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Scattered showers are possible in the afternoon, espeically by Trinidad and the Raton Mesa and to the Sangres west of Walsenburg. Most will stay dry and warm.

Wednesday looks pretty warm due to more sunshine and down slope winds. A very strong cold front will move through Wednesday night into Thursday morning, bringing very cold air, strong winds and hopefully rain. Any rain Thursday morning will be gone quickly and lead to a dry but chilly afternoon. Friday looks warmer in the afternoon before another strong cold front brings the chance for light evening rain and much colder air to the weekend!