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Extremely high fire danger today with some of the hottest air of the year

Posted at 5:38 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 15:59:03-04

Today’s Forecast:
We're focusing on high heat and widespread fire danger today. Red Flag Warnings are in effect for most of Colorado's mountain and valley country with strong daytime winds and low humidity making a fire easy to ignite. The heat will be incredibly high today with most areas along and east of I-25 in the 90s and triple digits.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 94; Low: 60. Hot, sunny, and breezy today with elevated fire danger.

PUEBLO: High: 102; Low: 61. Very hot, in fact 102 would be the hottest day of the year so far in Pueblo, with breezy and dry daytime conditions.

CANON CITY: High: 100; Low: 62. Very hot and windy today with very high fire danger in town and all throughout the Arkansas River Valley.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 85; Low: 54. Very warm and windy at times today with elevated fire danger.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Hot and windy at times today with dry skies and elevated fire danger.

PLAINS: High: 100s; Low: 60s. Extremely hot and dry today with widespread elevated fire danger and a gusty daytime breeze.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Hot and very windy today with high and critical fire danger in the afternoon and early evening.

Extended Outlook:
The forecast stays hot and pretty much dry through the next 7 days. A weak cool front overnight could knock temperatures tomorrow back a few degrees in the afternoon, but we'll heat right back up for Friday. The next best chance for spotty mountain storms is on Sunday and Monday.