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Much, much cooler on Thursday as fall-like weather returns

October morning sunrise in Monument
Posted at 6:20 PM, Oct 14, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
As a cold front blasts through Southern Colorado early this evening, the strong westerly winds that we've seen throughout the day today will shift to the north. By early Thursday morning, the wind will be significantly lighter, leaving us with a dry and chilly airmass.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 33; High: 56. We haven't said this in awhile, but sweater weather will be back in the forecast on Thursday. After warming into the middle 50s, lows Thursday night will drop down to the lower and middle 20s.

PUEBLO: Low: 35; High: 61. Much cooler and more seasonal weather on the way for our Thursday. After a record high of 94 degrees on Wednesday, we'll drop by more than 30 degrees on Thursday.

CANON CITY: Low: 38; High: 60. Wednesday night's cold front will drop temperatures by 30 degrees on Thursday, with a taste of fall returning to Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 28; High: 50. It's been a minute, but fall will make a big comeback on Thursday across Teller County as our high temperature in Woodland Park only warms to near 50 degrees. Thursday night will be downright cold, with lows dropping down to the teens.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s/30s; High: 50s. After an unseasonably warm day on Wednesday, here comes a big case of weather whiplash on Thursday with highs down by nearly 30 degrees.

PLAINS: Low: 30s; High: 50s/60s. The windy and hot weather that we saw on Wednesday will turn to a chilly and calm day by Thursday as highs drop some 25 to 35 degrees across the Plains.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 60s. Break out the long sleeves and pumpkin spice lattes because fall is back my friends. Highs on Thursday will be around 30 degrees colder across the region.

Extended Outlook:
Our first hard freeze of the season is all set for Friday morning as overnight lows will cool down to the 10s and 20s. The rest of our Friday looks nice and sunny, with mild daytime highs. A quick warm-up is expected on Saturday out ahead of a cold front. The start of the weekend also looks dry and windy, with high fire danger back in the forecast. Heading into next week, we look to settle into some comfortable weather, but still with a lack of moisture for Southern Colorado.

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