Friday Forecast: Simply awesome today before a chilly weekend

Posted at 5:32 AM, Nov 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-02 15:49:08-04

Today’s Forecast:
Be sure and enjoy today because we’re going to fall back in to fall (get it) by Saturday! Expect sunny skies driving by high pressure over the four corners region. The sunshine and freshly dried ground with work together with a breezy Chinook wind to push highs in the lower 60s in the Springs and upper 60s for Pueblo! The wind will be pretty gusty in the afternoon, but that’s normal for this time of year. Cloud cover will move in tonight ahead of a cold front, and the winds will really start to accelerate as you’re trying to go to sleep.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 62; Low – 40. Mostly sunny skies until the end of the day with breezy southwest winds and dry air.

PUEBLO: High – 69; Low – 40. Sunny skies with very pleasant temperatures and a steady afternoon breeze.

CANON CITY: High – 65; Low – 42. Mostly sunny skies with a steady breeze through the afternoon and pleasant high temperatures.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 50; Low – 26. Sunny skies to start the day with a partly cloudy finish. We’ll stay dry today and tonight but it’ll get windy and cold.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Mostly sunny skies with partly cloudy skies through the end of the afternoon. It’ll stay windy and dry later today.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 40s. Gorgeous in the plains with nearly full sunshine and very mild air under a light breeze.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 60s; Low – 30s. A steady afternoon breeze with mostly sunny skies and fantastic temperatures.

Tonight and tomorrow start to get a bit more active in the forecast. A wind switch following a cold front pushes through tonight and we’ll stay very windy through Saturday. Wind gusts during the day Saturday will be in the 30s and probably 40s at times. While there is a chance for rain tomorrow, I think we’ll be dry in most of southern Colorado, which is good news for the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Colorado Springs. If you’re going to the parade plan to dress warm, that wind will make the 40s feel even colder!

We’ll stay dry through Sunday with temperatures generally in the lower 50s. Rain is possible on Monday, but most of that moisture looks to stay in the mountains as snow, so chances for southern Colorado look pretty low. Northwest jet steam flow will keep things very cold through next week, high will stay at or below 50s through Thursday in Colorado Springs.