Record heat today and tomorrow with high fire danger

Highs Today
Posted at 5:38 AM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 00:28:44-04

Today’s Forecast:
The big story today is the record heat and fire danger across southern Colorado. We'll see Red Flag Warnings in effect through the end of the day in Teller and Fremont Counties. Temperatures will warm into the 90s and even a stray triple digit out across the plains, some of which could lead to new record highs.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 91; Low: 55. Hot and sunny with elevated fire danger and a breezy afternoon. The record high today is 87 degrees.

PUEBLO: High: 97; Low: 54. Very hot with sunshine and a light breeze throughout the day. The record high today is 97 degrees.

CANON CITY: High: 93; Low: 61. Very hot and windy at times with Red Flag Warnings active through the end of the day.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 80; Low: 49. Warm and windy with low humidity prompting Red Flag Warnings through the end of the day.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 40s. Hot and windy today with gusty winds in the afternoon and elevated fire danger.

PLAINS: High: 90/100s; Low: 50s. Very hot and breezy at times with light winds in the afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Hot and windy at times with elevated fire danger.

Extended Outlook:
Saturday is going to be about as hot as today with more wind and continued high fire danger. We'll see temperatures dip by about 20 degrees from Saturday to Sunday and there is now a chance for rain and snow Sunday night to early Monday morning. Snow is likely to stay at elevations of 7,000 feet Sunday - Monday night but it could still lead to a slick commute or two in the mountains early Monday morning.