Cool down was brief, warm up again Monday

Rocky Mountain National Park
Posted at 5:15 PM, Sep 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-22 19:15:53-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Dry air, light winds and clear skies should allow for another round of cold overnight temperatures. A Freeze Warning has been added for the second night in a row for the San Luis Valley. Closer to home, overnight temperatures will range from the 40s for the Plains and Front Range to the upper 20s and 30s for the mountains. On a side note, the autumnal equinox occurs overnight tonight, 1:50 am MDT.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 45; High - 81. Fall begins with cool morning temperatures in the middle 40s. Increasing clouds will follow for the afternoon, with a high in the lower 80s.

PUEBLO: Low - 47; High - 87. Upper 40s early on Monday. Afternoon highs for the first day of fall will soar into the mid to upper 80s. Increasing clouds late in the day, but no rain is expected.

CANON CITY: Low - 50; High - 83. Temperatures on Monday will be warmer, and well above average for this time of the year. Light west breezes around 10 mph throughout the day.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 39; High - 74. Cold and bright for Monday morning. Sunshine will give way to a partly to mostly cloudy afternoon, with highs warming into the middle 70s.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 40s; High - 70s. No rain is expected on Monday. We will see increasing clouds throughout the day, along with an unseasonably warm start to the work week.

PLAINS: Low - 40s; High - 80s. Cool morning temperatures return on Monday. The afternoon hours will feature a mix of sun and clouds, and warm 80s for highs.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 40s; High - 70s/80s. A warm start to the week after a chilly morning for southern areas. Increasing clouds during the afternoon, with some possible showers and storms over the mountains.

Extended Outlook: Monday's warm-up will continue through Tuesday, followed by a healthy drop of 4 to 7 degrees on Wednesday. A few showers could form Monday night in the San Juan mountains and southern Sangre de Cristo mountains. Better rain chances return Thursday night and Friday from an area low pressure that will sit over the Desert SW early this week before moving towards Colorado on Thursday and Friday. Stay tuned for frequent updates from the First Alert5 weather team.