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Hot and dry today for most of Southern Colorado

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Posted at 7:59 AM, Aug 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-08 10:21:32-04

Today’s Forecast:
Much like what we saw yesterday, hot and dry weather will persist over Southern Colorado. With little moisture in the air today, rain chances will be slim for most areas. If we do see any storms today, the mountains and southern I-25 corridor will be areas to watch for development.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 94; Low: 59. A pleasant morning will give way to a hot day across the Pikes Peak Region. Afternoon cumulus clouds will be common across the sky, but rain is not expected today.

PUEBLO: High: 100; Low: 60. As high pressure continues to dominate the weather picture over Southern Colorado, triple digit temperatures are expected from Pueblo out east into the lower Arkansas River Valley.

CANON CITY: High: 97; Low: 63. Dry skies and hot highs today, with light westerly breezes throughout the day. Rain is not likely this afternoon over Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 83; Low: 52. Our weather today over Teller County will be just gorgeous. Highs will be very warm, but rain is not expected.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s/90s; Low: 50s. We'll see a hot and dry start to the weekend around northern El Paso County. Expect increasing clouds by the afternoon, but rain is not likely.

PLAINS: High: 90s/100s; Low: 60s. With highs in the upper 90s and lower 1`00s today, make sure if you're outside to keep the sunscreen and liquids on you at all times.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s/60s. Hot on Saturday, with a very small chance for an isolated shower or thunderstorm. Because the surface is so dry, any storms that do form will bring a threat of wind and dry lightning, rather than significant rain.

Extended Outlook:
Sunday's forecast will be nearly identical to Saturday. Finally after a hot weekend, a cold front will sweep into Southern Colorado on Monday. This front will offer up a good 4 to 8 degrees of cooling, and a slightly better chance for afternoon showers and thunderstorms.