Cooler air for Southern Colorado on Thursday

Arkansas River in Canon City
Posted at 7:33 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-21 00:36:00-04

Tonight's Forecast: Red Flag Warning conditions will continue this evening until at least 9 pm. Wind gusts should gradually weaken through the evening hours, but could still occasionally gust to 40 mph before midnight. Across the eastern Plains, a few thunderstorms will be possible, with dry skies elsewhere.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 46; High: 72. A big cool down on Thursday after an unseasonably hot start to the week. Highs will be quite pleasant, topping out in the lower 70s.

PUEBLO: Low: 49; High: 78. After tying a record high on Wednesday at 94 degrees, Thursday's forecast spells some big relief as highs should top out much closer to average for this time of the year.

CANON CITY: Low: 49; High: 76. Relief from the heat on Thursday, with cooler highs and much less wind.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 38; High: 67. Mild air returns on Thursday, along with lighter winds and generally dry skies.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s/40s; High: 60s/70s. Nice weather ahead for our Thursday, thanks to an impressive cool down. A slight chance of thunderstorms will be possible from late afternoon into the evening.

PLAINS: Low: 50s; High: 70s/80s. Bright and warm during the day, with scattered thunderstorms possible by Thursday afternoon and evening. Severe storms with golf ball size hail will possible across the far eastern Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 70s. Mostly sunny and pleasant during the day, with the possibility of a few widely scattered thunderstorms by the evening. Best chances will be eastern Las Animas County,

Extended Outlook: Highs will climb 5 to 10 degrees on Friday. Along with the warm-up comes more wind, and high fire danger for parts of Southern Colorado to close out the work week. The start of the holiday weekend looks bright and warm, with rain chances and cooler temperatures to follow both Sunday and Memorial Day.