Record heat possible again this afternoon through southern Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park
Posted at 5:49 AM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 14:51:59-04

Today’s Forecast:
Records are possible again across southern Colorado this afternoon. Colorado Springs is more likely to tie or break the record today compared to Pueblo, but everyone east of the mountains will feel the heat in the middle of the day. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible today across the southern mountains and Raton Mesa, with a few scattered storms over the Front Range this evening.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 93; Low - 59. Hot and dry with a high of 93 tying the current record set back in 2003. We should stay dry today but isolated thunderstorms are possible this evening, mainly over the mountains west of town.

PUEBLO: High - 101; Low - 62. Very hot today with temperatures of 101 just a degree shy of the current record set back in 1987. We should stay dry today and tonight.

CANON CITY: High - 98; Low - 65. Very hot in Canon City with dry skies today and only a very small chance for isolated storms this evening, most of which would likely stay out of town in the mountains.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 82; Low - 53. Very warm in Woodland Park this afternoon with a small chance for isolated storms during the day, and a better chance for evening thunderstorms.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Very warm and dry during the day with isolated thunderstorms this evening.

PLAINS: High - 90s/100s; Low - 60s. Extremely hot across the plains, especially for towns along and near highway 50 with triple digit readings from Pueblo out east to La Junta and Lamar. Dry skies and expected through the day and night, meaning there will be little cloud cover to keep you cool in the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Hot and mostly dry in the afternoon, but isolated thunderstorms are possible along the Raton Mesa. Isolated daytime and evening storms are possible in the mountains west of the region.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front tonight will shave off a few degrees for the highs on Wednesday, and also push moisture into the region. Strong to severe storms will be possible on Wednesday afternoon, and then again on Thursday. Big heat returns on Friday with record temperatures possible on Sunday.