Cooler and unsettled weather on Friday

Cottonwood Lake
Posted at 6:41 PM, Sep 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-27 00:33:47-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Another warm night is on tap for Southern Colorado. Aside from some high level clouds, our weather tonight will be dry and pleasant. Breezy west and southwest winds at times tonight will range between 10 and 20 mph, mostly across the mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 54; High - 78. Increasing clouds on Friday, with a chance for rain showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Best chances for rain appear to be in northern El Paso County and throughout our local mountains. Storm impacts on Friday appear to be minimal in the Springs.

PUEBLO: Low - 55; High - 84. A cooler day in Pueblo to close out the work week. Rain seems pretty unlikely in Pueblo County on Friday as the storm looks to mostly bypass Southern Colorado.

CANON CITY: Low - 57; High - 82. Even with a few degrees of cooling, the first Friday of fall will be a warm one in Canon City. Skies will be mostly sunny early, with increasing clouds and some spotty showers by the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 47; High - 71. Cool in the morning, mild for the afternoon. The bigger story on Friday will actually be the chance for rain for the afternoon and evening hours, something that we haven't seen much of in September.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 50s; High - 60s. Best to pack a jacket and the umbrella with you in the morning as a storm system favors areas around the Palmer Divide with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Keep an eye on the sky and our First Alert5 weather app for updates.

PLAINS: Low - 50s; High - 80s. We should stay dry on the Plains on Friday, with a very slight chance of showers late Friday night into Saturday morning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 50s; High - 70s/80s. High temperatures will be cooler on Friday, with still a warm and breezy afternoon on tap. Most of the rain should stay west of us on Friday, favoring the Wet mountains and Sangre de Cristos.

Extended Outlook: Friday's cool down will continue into Saturday. Daytime highs to start our weekend will be nice and refreshing, though it will be breezy on Saturday. Increasing wind and temperatures on Sunday will bring a couple of high fire danger days to parts of Southern Colorado. A return to more typical and seasonal weather comes into play after next Monday, with a taste of fall for the start of October.