An active day across southern Colorado with morning mist and fog, high afternoon fire danger out west, and some of the coldest air since Spring arriving tonight! Fog and mist across the region will disappear by the mid morning, starting first along I-25 and then leaving the far eastern plains by 10 to 11 am. The sun will return after the morning cloud cover and fog leave, helping to push us back towards seasonal high temperatures.
High fire danger exists out west in our mountains, especially around the Decker Fire. A shift in the jet stream will likely make smoke from the fire blow directly east in the afternoon and evening, meaning we may see and smell smoke in El Paso, Pueblo, and Fremont Counties later this evening or even tomorrow morning. Speaking of tomorrow morning, temperatures will fall into the 30s and 40s across the lower elevations with mountain towns and valleys likely getting the first frost or hard freeze of the season.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 70; Low - 38. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, with a sunny and mild afternoon. Smoke from the Decker Fire could move directly into El Paso County later today and tonight. Frost is possible on the north side of town, as well as the foothills by tomorrow morning.
PUEBLO: High - 77; Low - 41. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, with a sunny and warm afternoon. Smoke from the Decker Fire could move directly into Pueblo County later today and tonight.
CANON CITY: High - 79; Low - 45. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, with a sunny and warm afternoon. Smoke from the Decker Fire will lead to lower air quality across Fremont County and cloud be blown directly across the county later today and tonight.
WOODLAND PARK: High - 66; Low - 34. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, with a sunny and crisp afternoon. Smoke from the Decker Fire will still likely be blow towards and into Teller County through the day and overnight hours. Tomorrow morning a frost and hard freeze is likely in and around Woodland Park and Teller County in general.
TRI-LAKES: High - 60s; Low - 30s. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, with a sunny and warm afternoon. Smokey skies are possible this evening in the Tri-Lakes Area, but probably more so south into lower El Paso County. Bring the plants inside as a frost or hard freeze is possible tonight.
PLAINS: High - 70s; Low - 40s. Morning fog and mist with clearing skies by mid morning, and cloud cover moving away a bit closer to lunch. Sunny, warm and breezy conditions are expected later today with very cold overnight lows in the lower 40s or upper 30s expected, especially north of highway 50.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 70s; Low - 40s. Patchy fog in the morning with quickly returning sunshine and warm air through the afternoon. Cold overnight lows return with possible fog, mist, and late night cloud cover into Thursday morning.
Patchy fog and cloud cover may return tonight for areas south of Pueblo into early Thursday morning. A cold front is going to drop the temperatures dramatically for Thursday afternoon, with highs expected to be in the mid 50s and 60s across the lower elevations. Warm and breezy air return for Friday with highs bouncing back into the upper 70s and 80s. Cold fronts will drop the temperatures back into the 70s and 60s over the weekend with no rain in sight as of now.