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Hotter on Wednesday, with areas of high fire danger

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Posted at 6:58 PM, Jul 07, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
Skies will dry out early this evening, with mostly clear skies through the overnight hours. With the airmass drying out over Southern Colorado, lows will cool comfortably down to the 50s and 60s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 57; High: 95. Although we're not expecting Red Flag Warnings on Wednesday, fire danger levels will still be on the high side across most of El Paso County.

PUEBLO: Low: 59; High: 103. Breezy, downslope westerly winds will drive temperatures way up on Wednesday, with the first of several triple digit days ahead in our forecast.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 100. High heat and high fire danger for Fremont County on Wednesday. Red Flag Warnings will go into effect county-wide beginning at noon and continue through 9 pm.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 86. While it won't be quite as toasty for the higher elevations, highs in Woodland Park on Wednesday will still be unseasonably warm, topping out in the 80s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Hot and dry, with breezy downslope winds driving afternoon highs into the 80s and lower 90.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. Hot, dry and breezy across the Plains on Wednesday, with most areas warming into the lower 100s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. The combination of downslope winds and a big dome of high pressure will push hot air from the Desert Southwest into our forecast on Wednesday.

Extended Outlook:
The big heat dome that settles into Southern Colorado on Wednesday shows no real sign of breaking down over the next 5 to 7 days. Then will lead to unseasonably hot weather, generally dry skies and periods of high fire danger. Remember to drink plenty of fluids and take breaks from the sun during the hottest parts of the day.