Tons of heat across the region today with plenty of fire danger across the region. The winds will increase this afternoon and we will likely see spotty thunderstorms in the southern mountains and plains. Fire danger remains critical through Wednesday, so if you see smoke in an area without an existing fire, call it in immediately.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 93; Low: 57. Hot with a record high temperature possible if we hit 93 (current record is 93 for today). The winds will increase in the afternoon and gust in the 30 mph range.
PUEBLO: High: 100; Low: 59. Very hot with temperatures in the afternoon likely just shy of records for today (current record is 102 for today). The winds will increase in the afternoon and gust in the 20 mph range.
CANON CITY: High: 94; Low: 60. Hot with high fire danger and increasing winds through the afternoon with wind gusts in the 20 mph range.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 82; Low: 46. Warm with increasing winds and high fire danger in the afternoon. Max wind gusts today will be in the 20 mph range.
TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Hot with high fire danger and strong afternoon winds likely gusting into the 30 mph range.
PLAINS: High: 100s; Low: 60s. Very hot with high fire danger as the winds increase in the afternoon and gust into the 20 to 30 mph range. Scattered thunderstorms are possible with lightning and gusty outflow winds blowing up to 60 mph.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Hot with very high fire danger as the winds increase this afternoon and gust in the 20 mph range. Thunderstorms could roll off the mountains or form overhead, especially around Trinidad, but most storms will not do anything until they move farther east into the plains.
Wednesday is going to be a near duplicate today with continued high fire danger and strong winds in the afternoon. we'll see more daytime thunderstorms over the mountains Wednesday, but mostly dry skies across the plains. A strong cold front Wednesday night will push highs on Thursday down around 10 to 15 degrees. Daytime storms are possible from Thursday through Saturday, but Friday is the best day for widespread and heavier rain.