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Hazy skies Monday, with isolated mountain storms possible

Orange skies over Divide at sunset
Posted at 6:14 PM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 20:14:21-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Thunderstorms will wind down pretty early this evening across the I-25 corridor, but will linger later into the evening across the eastern Plains. Far eastern counties will also see the potential for severe thunderstorms, with large hail and gusty winds the main threats. Dry skies, with areas of haze and smoke will persist across the region during the overnight hours and into Monday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 89. With an average high this time of the year in the lower 80s, we'll start out the work week with above average highs and dry skies over the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 62; High: 94. Hot highs and dry skies as we start out the week with above average temperatures. Areas of smoke and haze will once again be visible at times due to several large wildfires burning in our state.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 92. Hot and hazy on Monday, with dry skies expected for the start of the work week. A slight chance of elevated afternoon thunderstorms will be possible, with the focus of any rain being over the higher elevations.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 80. Warm and hazy on Monday, with areas of smoke sticking around Teller County throughout the day. Lingering moisture in the higher elevations will also maintain a slight chance of afternoon thunderstorms.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. We'll see a warm and dry start to the work week over northern parts of El Paso County, with partly cloudy skies and breezy south winds by the afternoon.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. After weekend thunderstorms, we'll see a sunny, dry and very warm start to the work week across the Plains. Breezy east/southeast winds 10-15 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Hazy sunshine on Monday, with dry skies and above average highs. Some rain will be possible over the mountains.

Extended Outlook:
Big heat returns by the middle of the week as highs will warm by 3-6 degrees from Monday. If we do see any rain early this week, it will be over the mountains. Otherwise, generally dry skies can be expected in most areas until at least Thursday or Friday.