An unseasonably warm weather pattern remains for Southern Colorado

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Posted at 7:37 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 00:30:29-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Slow to cool down tonight after such a warm afternoon, but the overnight hours should be nice and pleasant as cooler air will eventually settle in. The thicker smoke and haze that we saw during the day today should thin out as we make our way into Wednesday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 46; High: 86. If you thought that it was warm so far this week, wait until you see what Wednesday has in store for us. In the Springs, highs will warm all the way into the middle 80s, which could threaten our current record high of 86 degrees.

PUEBLO: Low: 41; High: 90. Back to the 90s, and even though the calendar says that it's October, we could come close to setting a new all-time record high for the day if we can reach 92 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 46; High: 88. Best to order your coffee on ice, because our weather on Wednesday will be H-O-T. Not quite to the 90s, but still well above average for this time of the year.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 43; High: 77. Since it's October, we'll be nice and cool in the morning, but very warmer for this time of the year by the afternoon as the high will reach into the upper 70s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Warm, dry and breezy on Wednesday. With temperatures soaring into the 80s, highs will be more than 15 degrees above average for this time of the year.

PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 80s/90s. No relief from the heat from Wednesday through the end of the work week. Hazy sunshine will mean another hot and dry day for the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Shorts and t-shirts will do just fine on Wednesday as highs will be even warmer than what it's been so far this week.

Extended Outlook:
The potential for record setting heat will continue through Friday, with a good chance that we'll actually shatter heat records in Colorado Springs. A cool down will begin Saturday as high pressure breaks down in advance of a storm pushing into the West Coast. A changeover from rain to snow will be possible Sunday and Monday in our local mountains, but this far out, wind rather than rain or snow seems more likely for the lower elevations.