Cold and frosty tonight, much warmer Tuesday afternoon

Twin Lakes
Posted at 6:47 PM, Sep 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-29 00:25:14-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Clear skies, calm winds and cold temperatures will be the big story tonight for Southern Colorado. Overnight lows will cool all the way down to the 20s and 30s. For the Plains, a Frost Advisory will go into effect at midnight, and will last through 8 am.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 36; High: 79. With a cold morning giving way to a warm and sunny afternoon, the best advice on Tuesday is to dress in layers. A nice jacket will keep you warm early, but by the afternoon, short sleeves will do just fine.

PUEBLO: Low: 33; High: 83. Near freezing temperatures Tuesday morning will give way to lower 80s by the afternoon. That's a 50 degree difference between the morning low and the afternoon high.

CANON CITY: Low: 39; High: 80. Wear a jacket in the morning as you head outside because it will be cold. You should prepare to shed those extra layers by the afternoon as highs will warm to near the 80 degree mark.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 31; High: 69. Sunny and cold early, with a sunny and mild afternoon to follow. Tuesday's high will top out near 70 degrees.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 70s. Near freezing to freezing morning lows will give way to a bright, warm and beautiful afternoon. The wind will be light on Tuesday as highs warm into the 70s.

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 70s/80s. A dry airmass will bring cold overnight lows to the Plains, with a Frost Advisory in effect until 8 am. Once the sun comes up, temperatures will respond nicely, with highs soaring into the 70s and 80s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 70s. Chilly lows and warm highs will make for a gorgeous day Tuesday. Above average highs will continue on Wednesday.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday's weather will remain quite warm, but just how warm depends on the timing of a cold front that moves in during the day. I think that it'll move in late enough that highs will still be comparable to Tuesday. Behind the cold front comes some gusty winds and a good 8 to 12 degree of cooling on Thursday, but no rain or snow. In fact, the extended forecast for Southern Colorado looks to remain dry and warm through at least the next 7 days.