We're set to reach the hottest temperatures of the year so far in southern Colorado! Dry air under a ridge of high pressure combined with sunshine will push highs in the lower elevations into the 90s and triple digits. Be sure to wear sunscreen and drink plenty of water during the afternoon if you're outside. Take plenty of breaks in the shade if you're working outdoors in the afternoon.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 93; Low: 61. Mostly sunny skies followed by late day scattered clouds and record breaking temperatures if we hit 93 today. The current record is 92.
PUEBLO: High: 101; Low: 64. Sunny, dry and extremely hot today with high temperatures climbing up around 101. The current record is 100.
CANON CITY: High: 96; Low: 64. Mostly sunny and very hot today with highs in the 90s and gusty afternoon winds.
WOODLAND PARK: High: 82; Low: 55. Warm and stormy looking in the afternoon but mainly dry skies are forecast today with gusty winds.
TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm and gusty in the afternoon with dry daytime conditions.
PLAINS: High: 90/100s; Low: 60s. Extremely hot over the plains with gusty afternoon winds and highs that will warm into the upper 90s and triple digits across the region.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Hot and windy today with highs warming into the low to mid 90s under sunny skies.
Very hot and windy on Saturday again but with storms likely across the mountains and into the I-25 corridor. Storms over the mountains could be strong to severe, so anyone hiking or camping needs to prepare for active weather in the afternoon. Sunday looks hot and dry but with very critical fire danger. We'll be dry and cooler next week.