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Beautiful end to the week in southern Colorado before a t-storm chance Saturday

A Great Friday is on tap in southern Colorado!
Posted at 6:44 AM, May 17, 2024

Today’s Forecast:
High pressure will keep us high and dry today in southern Colorado with a nice warm up on the way. Temperatures will climb to the upper 70s across the region with mainly sunny skies. This afternoon, we'll bring in a few harmless clouds. At most, they'll bring you a sprinkle.

Colorado Springs forecast: High: 79; Low: 49.
A beautiful sunny day is ahead in the Pikes Peak Region. We're starting off a bit humid with dew points in the upper 30s to low 40s but that will change soon. And, thanks to the sun, we'll be close to 80 degrees today. Normally we hit 80 degrees on April 25th (on average). If we don't make it today, we've got a good chance on Sunday. West southwest winds at 10-15 mph. Sunset at 8:07PM.

Pueblo forecast: High: 84; Low: 49.
Sunny, warm, and dry. Mid-80s this afternoon across the area with southwest winds at 10-15 mph.

Canon City forecast: High: 81; Low: 52.
A pretty day ahead for the end of your workweek with west winds at 10-15 mph.

Woodland Park forecast: High: 70; Low: 42.
Sunny and calm during the morning, with some cumulus clouds developing around noon and persisting through the afternoon. Without much moisture to work with, you'll generally stay dry today. Southwest winds at 10-15 mph.

Tri-Lakes forecast: High: 70s; Low: 40s.
Sunny and nice - hard to say much else...it's a great weather day full-stop. Get out and enjoy it! Southwest winds at 5-10 mph. Expect a few clouds during your PM commute.

Plains forecast: High: 80s; Low: 40s.
Sunny and summer-like with highs in the upper 70s to upper 80s! South southwest winds at 5-10 mph. Beautiful.

Walsenburg and Trinidad forecast: High: 77/79; Low: 46/50.
Warm, calm, and comfortable. West winds at 10-15 mph.

Mountains forecast: High: 60s; Low: 40s.
If you are planning on getting out into the high country today or this weekend...

TRAIL CONDITIONS
Freeze/thaw conditions above treeline: snow present, overnight crusts melting when hit by the sun.
Dry trails below treeline.

WEATHER

Today: Sunny, calm, and nice. Highs in the 50s-60s. Above 10K feet, highs in the 40s.

Saturday: M. Sunny during the morning, 30% chance of thunderstorms after 12:00PM.

Sunday: Nice, but breezy to windy. Winds will be SW at 15-30 mph, gusting to 45-50 mph

Extended outlook forecast:

A cold front will move through the Pikes Peak Region overnight on Saturday from north to south. It's on the weak side and lacks moisture. You'll notice a quick 5 degree temperature drop, and a change in wind direction if out late Friday night. Saturday starts out nice once again, but mid-level energy arrives from the west during the afternoon giving us a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms (timing: mtns after 12PM, front range anytime between 2-6PM). These will be scattered storms - more of us see them then don't, but not everyone gets a storm. If you do see one, it'll be a standard May thunderstorm and last around a half hour before rolling past and your skies brighten once again. Areas west of I-25 may get a couple rounds, or at least hang on to clouds a bit longer following these showers. Temperatures don't fall that much Saturday from Friday despite the cold front because we'll have plenty of sunshine early in the day.

Sunday may be our first above 80 degree day of the season and will be nice - if we don't hit 80 today. Monday and Tuesday bring our next pattern change, with breezes and mountain showers Monday, followed by a more widespread cool down and thunderstorm chance on Tuesday.

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