High fire danger remains, with isolated storms on Tuesday

Colorado's Tarryall Reservoir
Posted at 6:05 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 00:31:30-04

Tonight's Forecast: Mostly clear skies will continue tonight over Southern Colorado as Red Flag Warnings remain active until 8 pm across a large part of the News5 viewing area. Overnight lows will be mild tonight, only cooling down to the 40s and 50s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 52; High: 85. With a little more moisture moving in on Tuesday, afternoon thunderstorms will be possible for the Springs. Dry surface air will likely mean little rain, but dry lightning and gusty winds as the main threats.

PUEBLO: Low: 53; High: 92. Sunshine early will push temperatures back into the 90s on Tuesday. The afternoon hours will be mostly cloudy, with spotty showers and thunderstorms possible.

CANON CITY: Low: 55; High: 90. Hot and dry weather continues on Tuesday, along with the high fire danger. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect at noon, and last through 8 pm.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 48; High: 77. We'll see a warm and wonderful late spring day across Teller County on Tuesday. Scattered thunderstorms will be possible by the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s/50s; High: 70s/80s. Mostly sunny skies early, with increasing clouds and spotty thunderstorms by the afternoon. Highs will warm into the upper 70s to middle 80s.

PLAINS: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Windy and warm on Tuesday, with spotty afternoon thunderstorms possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Red Flag Warnings will go back into effect at noon on Tuesday, and last until 8 pm. With increasing moisture in the forecast, it's possible that we could see some scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook: The fire danger threat will remain high on Wednesday, and become more widespread across Southern Colorado. Wednesday's highs will cool slightly, but the wind will be more significant. A cold front on Thursday will bring us more noticeable relief and a break from the heat as we wrap up the work week.