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Really hot and dry today with little change over the weekend

Garden of the Gods sunrise
Posted at 5:11 AM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 08:27:44-04

Today’s Forecast:
The forecast is pretty simple today: hot and dry. We're under a dominant high-pressure ridge and we won't see any moisture run through that pattern. Highs will be up in the 90s in the lower elevations, and smoke will probably be dense at times over the high country. Smoke will likely get thicker overnight through Saturday, especially in and around the mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 93; Low: 60. Hot, hazy against the mountains, and a bit breezy in the afternoon.

PUEBLO: High: 98; Low: 61. Very hot and dry with a touch of haze across the sunny skies.

CANON CITY: High: 97; Low: 64. Hot and hazy against the mountains, especially the northern mountains and out west through the valley.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 84; Low: 53. Warm and very hazy at times today, mainly mid-morning and again overnight through Saturday.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Hot and hazy at times with a light afternoon breeze.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Very hot and sunny with a light afternoon wind.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Hot and dry with some haze out against the mountains to our west.

Extended Outlook:
Smoke and heat will be the biggest stories on Saturday, with highs in the mid-90s and a few triple digits. We'll stay hot and dry over the weekend, but an isolated storm is possible by Sunday. We're staying hot and dry early next week with rain coming back by next Wednesday or Thursday.