High fire danger Wednesday and snow on Thursday

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Posted at 5:48 PM, Oct 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-08 20:23:03-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Tonight, temperatures will be quite mild, to the upper 30s in the mountains and 40s in lower elevations. It will be cool enough to grab a jacket tomorrow morning, perhaps make it a wind breaker. Tomorrow afternoon will be very warm and breezy to gusty winds. Red Flag warnings have been issued on Wednesday for LAKE, CHAFFEE, TELLER AND FREMONT COUNTIES, THE SAN LUIS VALLEY, THE SANGRE DE CRISTO AND WET MOUNTAINS, THE WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY, AND EL PASO, PUEBLO, HUERFANO, LAS ANIMAS, CROWLEY AND OTERO COUNTIES.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 44; High - 81. Very warm tomorrow with breezy winds. The sky will be sunny and clear. High fire danger.

PUEBLO: Low - 40; High - 88. Hot tomorrow, close to 90. The day will be sunny and breezy. High fire danger.

CANON CITY: Low - 46; High - 85. Very warm in the afternoon with strong wind gusts. The sky will be clear. High fire danger.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 38; High - 73. Increasingly warm tomorrow, with plenty of sunshine. Strong wind gusts and low humidity will lead to high fire danger.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 40s; High - 70s. Expect low 40s tonight and mid 70s tomorrow for the Tri-lakes. Winds become gusty in the afternoon. High fire danger.

PLAINS: Low - 40s; High - 80s. Very warm tomorrow, starting in the mid to upper 40s and then climbing to the mid 80s. Winds will be breezy. High fire danger.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 40s; High - 70s/80s. Dropping to the low to mid 40s tonight, then climbing to the upper 70s in Walsenburg and low 80s in Trinidad tomorrow.

Extended Outlook: Wednesday night, the powerful cold front arrives to Colorado. This will filter in the cold air on Thursday, where temperatures will likely drop continually through the day. Snow showers begin in the central mountains and El Paso county Thursday late morning to lunch time. Snow continues to progress south and east through the evening, and decreasing in accumulations. Largest totals will be in Teller county and Monument hill to the Palmer Divide, up to 4 inches. Colorado Springs will see a trace to an inch or two. Totals will be from a dusting up to an inch in the Pueblo and upper Arkansas valley. Just a dusting likely in the Plains and southern I-25 corridor.