Record highs likely on Sunday across Southern Colorado

Colorado Springs Labor Day Lift Off
Posted at 6:43 PM, Sep 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-05 20:43:32-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Early evening clouds will thin out later this evening as we set the stage for a quiet and pleasant night across Southern Colorado. There will be some decent west and northwest breezes, sustained between 10-15 mph. Overnight lows will range from the 40s in the mountains to the 50s and 60s across the Plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 60; High: 96. Sunday will be the hottest day of the holiday weekend, and if I had to bet on it, it will probably be the hottest day of the month in Colorado Springs. A record high is likely with the current record standing at 93 degrees.

PUEBLO: Low: 59; High: 102. After a hot day on Saturday, Sunday will be even hotter with more triple digit temperatures for Pueblo and the lower Arkansas River Valley. Record heat is likely on Sunday with the current record standing at 100 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 64; High: 98. Sizzling summer heat for the middle of the holiday weekend. Highs around Canon City could get pretty close to the triple digits.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 86. With plenty of sunshine and some light westerly breezes on Sunday, highs will soar into the middle 80s, with rain not expected in Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 90s. Hot highs, dry skies and downslope winds will push temperatures into the lower 90s on Sunday. Fire danger will be elevated over northern parts of El Paso County.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 100s. Even though it's still summer in Southern Colorado, Sunday's forecast for the Plains will be scorching hot, with highs ranging from 100-105 degrees.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Dry skies and well above average temperatures will continue on Sunday. Take a dip in the pool or find some air conditioning to help keep cool.

Extended Outlook:
A slight cool down will take place on Labor Day, but it will still be a hot end to the holiday weekend. Then a big case of weather whiplash moves in early Tuesday morning as a powerful early season cold front pushes in from Canada. We'll see strong winds and cold air arrive Tuesday, with highs down 45-55 degrees across the region. A mix of rain and snow is also expected , with the mountains and Pikes Peak Region on target to see the biggest impacts and most snowfall. A very cold airmass will settle in behind the system, with an end of growing season freeze likely Wednesday morning. Take time now to plan ahead as we'll continue to solidify the forecast over the next few days.