Labor Day temperatures likely to break daily records

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Posted at 7:40 AM, Sep 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-02 09:40:16-04
Potential record-breaking Labor Day weather

Today’s Forecast: Another hot summer day is in store for southern Colorado. Temperatures are still ranging 10 to 15 degrees above average, and likely to break daily record highs. The sky will be clear with few clouds. Our area should be rain free today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 95; Low - 62. HOT today to the mid 90s. The previous record is 94 set in 1960. Wear sunscreen and drink water while enjoying Labor Day activities.

PUEBLO: High - 101; Low - 63. Pueblo will smash the record today, which stands at 98 set in 1958, 1983, and 1995. The sky will be sunny and staying dry. Wear sunscreen and drink water while enjoying Labor Day activities.

CANON CITY: High - 99; Low - 65. Very hot, just under the triple digits in Canon City today. Expect little cloud cover and light winds. Wear sunscreen!

WOODLAND PARK: High - 84; Low - 54. Very warm in Woodland Park to the mid 80s today. The sky will be mostly sunny. Enjoy the warm Labor Day holiday!

TRI-LAKES: High - 90s; Low - 50s. Toasty in the Tri-lakes today, with low 90s expected. The sky should be mostly sunny to partly cloudy. A perfect Labor Day to jump in the water.

PLAINS: High - 90s/100s; Low - 60s. Very hot in the Plains, to the triple digits in most communities, if not then nearly there. There won't be many clouds in the sky and the winds will be light. Stay cool the best you can!

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Mid 90s are expected for Walsenburg and Trinidad this afternoon with plenty of sunshine. The air will be dry, so drink plenty of water. Head to Trinidad Lake State Park to beat the Labor Day heat.

Extended Outlook: Some relief from the hot weather comes Tuesday with a morning breezy cold front. Yes a cold front, as temperatures will be 10 degrees cooler in the afternoon tomorrow. But, we are still trending above average through at least Thursday this week. Rain potential increases a bit in the extended forecast. Isolated mountain storms are possible on Tuesday and Thursday. More numerous afternoon showers are likely region-wide on Wednesday. The best rain chances come Friday and through the weekend, with showers likely.