Near record highs possible today in Southern Colorado

Sunflower field east of Denver
Posted at 7:59 AM, Aug 09, 2020

Today's Forecast:
Dry downslope winds will produce another hot and dry day over Southern Colorado. In the Springs and Pueblo, we could come pretty close to setting new record highs this afternoon. Much like yesterday, moisture will be lacking. If we do get any rain today, the best chances will be over the mountains and far eastern Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 93; Low: 60. Hot and dry this afternoon, with highs soaring into the lower to middle 90s. Current record at the Colorado Springs Airport for today is 95° (1962).

PUEBLO: High: 100; Low: 61. We stopped just shy of triple digits yesterday in Pueblo, but we should get back up there today. Rain is not likely this afternoon as storms are expected to stay over the mountains.

CANON CITY: High: 96; Low: 63. Hot, dry and breezy today. Rain is not likely around Canon City today, but some dry storms will be possible over the mountains of Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 83; Low: 52. We'll close out the weekend warm and breezy. There could be some thunderstorm development over the mountains, but rain for the most part is not likely through this evening.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s/90s; Low: 50s. Dry skies and hot highs for northern El Paso County today. Rain is not likely on Sunday.

PLAINS: High: 90s/100s; Low: 60s. Most areas will see a dry and hot day, but for the far eastern Plains, scattered thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon and evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s/60s. Scorching on Sunday, with highs running around 10 degrees above average for this time of the year. Rain is not expected in most areas today, except for some spotty storms over the mountains.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front that moves into Southern Colorado Monday morning will help to initiate some spotty thunderstorms by Monday afternoon and evening. Even though our odds are slightly better for seeing rain on Monday and Tuesday, more than likely these won't be the drought busting type of rains that we really need. As for severe weather potential, Monday looks weak, but Tuesday does usher in a small chance of isolated strong to severe thunderstorms along and east of I-25.