Active weekend weather in southern Colorado

Steve Shugart Westcliffe
Posted at 6:25 AM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 13:29:26-04

Today’s Forecast:
A RED FLAG WARNING has been issued from 10 am to 7 pm for EL PASO, TELLER, PUEBLO, FREMONT, CUSTER, HUERFANO, WESTERN LAS ANIMAS COUNTIES as well as the San Luis Valley, and central mountains.

DO NOT cause any sparks or fire outdoors.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 77; Low: 34. Dry and warm today with wind gusts up to 45 mph.

PUEBLO: High: 82; Low: 38. Warm and dry today with wind gusts up to 35 mph.

CANON CITY: High: 79; Low: 41. Warm and gusty today with winds up to 45 mph.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 68; Low: 30. Windy and mild today with gusts up to 50 mph.

TRI-LAKES: High: 70s; Low: 20s. Low 70s today and upper 20s overnight. Gusty winds up to 45 mph today.

PLAINS: High: 80s; Low: 30s. Low 80s today and mid to upper 30s tonight. Wind gusts up to 20 mph, with no red flag warnings.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 30s. Low 80s today and mid 30s tonight. Wind gusts up to 40 mph today.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front moves in overnight and will drop high temperatures Sunday by at least 20 degrees. Winds will die down with the passage of the front. Unfortunately, the northerly winds behind this cold front will bring smoke from northern wildfires into our region.

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