Wednesday Weather: Warm before the plunge

Posted at 6:23 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 08:57:17-04


Today’s Forecast:
A huge change is on the way for southern Colorado with a summer like afternoon and a return to fall overnight. Sunny skies and down slope winds push highs into the mid 80s in the Springs and lower 90s for Pueblo and the plains. Late today, around 5 to 6pm, a cold front will start pushing over the Palmer Divide and slide down southern Colorado through the overnight hours. Rain will be possible this evening with wind speeds gusting between 20 to 30 mph, especially through the plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 84; Low – 44. Warm and dry for most of the day with a sunny morning and thicker cloud cover by the end of the afternoon. Storms are possible late today behind a strong cold front with strong winds through most of the night. A few scattered and light showers will be possible into the very early morning hours of Thursday.

PUEBLO: High – 91; Low – 49. Hot and dry with strong sunshine for the majority of your Wednesday. Tonight a cold front will push strong winds, rain and thunderstorms towards Pueblo with light, spotty showers possible through the very early hours of Thursday.

CANON CITY: High – 87; Low – 50. Warm and dry today with good sunshine for most of the day. Rain and thunderstorms are possible this evening into early Thursday morning, but rain chances remain pretty low over Canon City.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 72; Low – 41. Nice and sunny to start the day with more cloud cover through the afternoon. A cold front coming over the Palmer Divide at the end of the day could push a few thunderstorms into the Woodland Park area at the end of the day or early this evening, but the moisture, even through Thursday morning, will mostly stay east.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Warm today ahead of a strong cold front that pushes through around 5 to 6pm. The winds will get gusty with rain likely hopping over the Palmer Divide to Monument Hill anytime after 5pm with light, scattered showers possible through early Thursday morning.

PLAINS: High – 90s; Low – 40s. Hot and dry today with a lot of wind and thunderstorms possible through the evening. While light showers are possible into the early morning hours of Thursday, it’s more likely the plains will stay dry after midnight. Winds will be gusting into the 30 mph range through Thursday morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 40s. Warm and dry for most of the day but later this evening into early Thursday morning, thunderstorms to light rain will be likely. Storms should spark off the mountains and then push east and northeast into the plains by early Thursday morning. It will also be very windy tonight and Thursday.

Thursday will be about 20 degrees cooler than temperatures we see today for most of the lower elevations, not quite the dramatic temp drop up in the mountains. We will see a bit of a warm up on Friday with Springs hitting the upper 60s and Pueblo the mid 70s, but another cold front is going to slam us into a very chilly weekend. Temperatures should drop into the 40s and 50s this weekend with SNOW possible in the central mountains through early next week. Teller county could easily see a rain/snow mixture, especially Sunday evening as temperatures drop to freezing.