More heat and areas of smoke ahead for our Sunday

Hazy skies over Colorado Springs
Posted at 6:17 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 20:27:43-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Areas of thick smoke will continue across a large part of Southern Colorado this evening from the wildfires in both Colorado and California. Aside from the poor air quality from the fires, our weather will remain mild tonight across the News 5 viewing area. Lows by Sunday morning will only cool down to the lower to middle 60s from Colorado Springs to Pueblo to Canon City.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 61; High: 94. We'll see very little change on Sunday, which will mean another very hot and very smoky day across the Pikes Peak Region. Current record for Sunday is 95°.

PUEBLO: Low: 61; High: 101. Whew! With a forecast high of 101° for Pueblo, there's more heat on tap as we look to close out the weekend with well above average temperatures. Current record for Sunday is 101°.

CANON CITY: Low: 64; High: 97. Crazy heat and smoky skies on Sunday around Fremont County. If you are sensitive to the smoke and ash, you should limit time outside for the next couple of days.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 54; High: 84. Very warm on Sunday, with areas of smoke and haze. Some moisture tries to move in by mid to late afternoon, with an isolated shower or thunderstorm possible over Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Hot and smoky on Sunday, with highs in the area remaining more than 10° above average for this time of the year. Rain is not expected on Sunday.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. The heat will be back across the Plains on Sunday, with highs soaring into the upper 90s and lower 100s. Rain is not expected on Sunday.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. No break from the extreme heat for Walsenburg and Trinidad on Sunday, with highs soaring back into the middle 90s. Rain is possible over the Sangre de Cristo mountains, but it's not likely to reach areas along and east of I-25.

Extended Outlook:
For those of us wanting a break from this summer's near persistent heatwave, there's no sign of any real change in the weather pattern through at least the first part of the work week. As for rain, the mountains and mountain valleys will see the best chances of daily showers and thunderstorms through early next week. Areas east of the mountains aren't likely to see rain until at least next Wednesday.