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Big early week changes ahead for Southern Colorado

Downy woodpecker
Posted at 5:54 PM, Aug 30, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
Isolated thunderstorms will continue to drift off of the mountains this evening, but rain is not expected to make it very far east of I-25. The bigger story will be an overnight cold front that pushes in from our north. This front will bring 30-40 mph wind gusts to the Plains of Southern Colorado late tonight, with chilly low temperatures settling in by early Monday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 50; High: 76. A little windy in the morning before the flow turns southeasterly. This will help to pump in some moisture by the afternoon, with showers possible through Monday evening.

PUEBLO: Low: 54; High: 81. Cooler on Monday following the passage of an early morning cold front. By late afternoon and evening, scattered showers and thunderstorms should start to move off of the mountains and towards town.

CANON CITY: Low: 56; High: 80. After a mixed back of weather this weekend, an overnight cold front will bring a much cooler start to the week across Fremont County. Dry skies early will give way to increasing chances for rain by mid to late afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 41; High: 71. Chilly morning lows will give way to a mild and pleasant afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will begin to develop over Teller County after the lunch hour, with rain at times through Monday evening.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 70s. After a cold front swings through Southern Colorado during the overnight hours, the final Monday of August will start out with some chilly 40s. Highs will moderate into the 70s, with afternoon and evening thunderstorms possible.

PLAINS: Low: 50s; High: 70s/80s. It will be a windy and cool Monday morning across the Plains. Afternoon highs will be cooler than Sunday, topping out in the 70s & 80s. Rain is not expected during the day, but there will likely be some rain that moves through by Monday evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 70s/80s. A windy and cool start to the day will give way to increasing chances for showers and thunderstorms by late afternoon and evening. Highs will be cooler and much more comfortable to start the week.

Extended Outlook:
Another disturbance will move into Southern Colorado Tuesday morning, which will help to maintain the chance for additional showers and thunderstorms through Tuesday afternoon. Highs on Tuesday will be similar to Monday, if not slightly cooler. High pressure returns to the region on Wednesday, and thus sets the stage for a warm and dry late week and weekend forecast.