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High heat and fire danger today, 20 degrees cooler tomorrow

Westcliffe
Posted at 5:42 AM, Jun 17, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
We will once again be very hot today with highs widespread across the plains in the 90s and a few lower triple digits along the highway 50 corridor from Pueblo east to Lamar. Fire danger is going to remain extremely high across the entire forecast area with Red Flag Warnings remaining in place until 8 pm tonight.

A strong cold front will move through overnight and drop high temperatures on Thursday about 20 degrees cooler than what we see today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 93; Low: 55. Hot and windy today with wind gusts in the afternoon in the 20 to 30 mph range.

PUEBLO: High: 100; Low: 59. Very hot today with strong and gusty winds in the afternoon blowing in the 20 mph range.

CANON CITY: High: 94; Low: 59. Hot today with strong and gusty winds in the afternoon blowing in the 20 mph range.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 83; Low: 47. Very warm and windy with high fire danger and periodic wind gusts in the afternoon in the 20 mph range.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 40s. Hot and windy with high fire danger and periodic wind gusts in the afternoon in the 20 mph range.

PLAINS: High: 90/100s; Low: 60s. Very hot and at times windy with incredibly high fire danger and wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Hot and windy with high fire danger and wind gusts in the 20 to 30 mph range this afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
Temperatures will be much cooler tomorrow with continued strong to gusty winds through the afternoon. We've got a chance for rain at the end of the day Thursday over the mountains and front range, but any rain that moves through the plains would likely come in the evening hours. Friday is going to be a few degrees cooler from heavier cloud cover and sporadic rain through the morning or afternoon. We'll start to dry out Saturday but a few scattered storms will be left in the mountains and Front Range. Heat returns early next week.