A taste of summer as we wrap up the first Friday of October

Leaves changing over Guanella Pass
Posted at 6:52 PM, Oct 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-04 00:49:20-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Mostly clear skies early this evening will allow for a quick cool down after a beautiful fall-like day in Southern Colorado. Moisture moving up from the south will lead to increasing clouds after Midnight, and a few possible showers in far southern parts of the state by early Friday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 41; High - 76. After feeling like fall on Thursday, Friday will be a much warmer day in the Springs. Mostly cloudy skies early will give way to a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon.

PUEBLO: Low - 43; High - 80. Cool in the morning, but much warmer for the afternoon hours in Pueblo. A few showers will be possible through early afternoon, mostly south of Hwy. 50.

CANON CITY: Low - 47; High - 80. It's back to summer-like weather on Friday in Canon City, with highs in the lower 80s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 38; High - 70. Morning temperatures should stay above freezing in the Teller County high country. Daytime highs will be warmer on Friday, up near 70 degrees.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 30s/40s; High - 70s. Another cold night ahead for the higher terrain in the Tri-Lakes region. Highs on Friday will be much warmer, topping out in the 70s under partly cloudy skies.

PLAINS: Low - 40s; High - 70s. Afternoon highs will be warmer than average to end the week. Skies will be partly to mostly cloudy on Friday, with showers possible across the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 40s; High - 70s. Warmer on Friday, in spite of mostly cloudy skies. We'll see a chance for showers and thunderstorms throughout the day for southern regions.

Extended Outlook: After warming significantly on Friday, a series of cold fronts will cool temperatures down this weekend. Daytime highs will be coolest on Sunday, with Sunday morning below freezing for the Teller County high country. Gusty winds will return on Sunday behind the second cold front of the weekend. Early next week, warm weather returns, with no sign of a major storm system in our forecast over the next seven days.