Fire danger remains high on Tuesday, with no rain in sight

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Posted at 6:50 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 20:50:20-04

Tonight's Forecast:
All Red Flag Warnings in Southern Colorado were allowed to expire as of 6 pm. The rest of our night will be less windy, with dropping temperatures across the area. This will only be a temporary reprieve, with high fire danger expected to return by Tuesday afternoon.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 39; High: 79. After a chilly start, highs will warm into the upper 70s on Tuesday. Another surge of wind during the day will prompt another round of Red Flag Warnings, which are set to go into effect at noon.

PUEBLO: Low: 35; High: 83. Chilly in the morning, but warm and breezy by the afternoon. Red Flag Warnings are not anticipated for Pueblo County, but even so, the fire danger threat level will remain elevated.

CANON CITY: Low: 45; High: 81. Sunshine and 80s on Tuesday, with critical fire weather conditions expected during the day. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect from noon to 6 pm for Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 36; High: 69. Mild afternoon highs and dry skies for Teller County on Tuesday. With more wind in the forecast, Red Flag Warnings will go into effect at noon and last through 6 pm.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 70s. A cold morning will give way to another warm, dry and windy October afternoon. A Red Flag Warning will be in effect on Tuesday from noon to 6 pm.

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 70s/80s. Warm, dry and breezy on Tuesday. While we'll see a break from Red Flag Warnings, fire danger levels will remain elevated across the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s/40s; High: 70s/80s. No sign of rain or snow on Tuesday. Instead we'll see more of the same weather wise, which means another warm, dry and breezy day.

Extended Outlook:
The warmest day of the week is expected on Wednesday, with the potential for record setting heat in parts of Southern Colorado. A powerful cold front will scream through Southern Colorado late on Wednesday, bringing the potential for some pretty strong winds. A Fire Weather Watch has been issued for much of the News 5 viewing area on Wednesday from 10 am to 8 pm. Behind the cold front will come a huge swing in temperatures on Thursday, with highs down by 20 to 30 degrees. Following this, the potential for a widespread freeze is likely by Friday morning.

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