Hot, dry and windy on Tuesday for Southern Colorado

Grazing in Westcliffe, Colorado
Posted at 5:51 PM, Jun 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-15 20:16:56-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Our current Red Flag Warnings should be allowed to expire this evening at 8 pm, with another one set to go into effect Tuesday at noon. After another unseasonably hot Southern Colorado day, temperatures will be slow to cool tonight across the area.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 58; High: 91. More heat ahead on Tuesday, with more wind than what we saw on Monday. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect across El Paso County at noon.

PUEBLO: Low: 60; High: 98. No big changes on Tuesday, with another hot, dry and windy day on tap. Red Flag Warnings will be in effect from 12 to 8 pm across Pueblo County.

CANON CITY: Low: 61; High: 93. Hot and windy on Tuesday, with an isolated shower or two possible by the afternoon. Red Flag Warnings will go back into effect at noon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 50; High: 79. Although we aren't expecting Red Flag Warnings for Teller County on Tuesday, our weather will be unseasonably warm and breezy, with an isolated afternoon storm possible.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Very warm and windy on Tuesday, with max gusts to 40 mph. Red Flag Warnings will go back into effect at noon.

PLAINS: Low: 60s/70s; High: 90s/100s. Hot highs and gusty winds, with max gusts of 35 to 45 mph by the afternoon. We also have a very small chance of seeing an isolated thunderstorm or two during the day.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Bright in the morning, with increasing wind and clouds for the afternoon. A general chance of afternoon thunderstorms is possible, along with new Red Flag Warnings for areas along and east of I-25.

Extended Outlook:
Fire Weather Watches have already been posted for Wednesday as our weather pattern will change very little over the next 48 hours. A welcome sight late this week will be Thursday morning's cold front, which looks to offer up a good 10 to 15 degrees of cooling for Southern Colorado. Rain chances will also increase after the front's passage Thursday afternoon and evening, with more scattered thunderstorms possible from Friday afternoon through the weekend.