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Record to near record heat expected today through Thursday

Downtown Colorado Springs
Posted at 4:48 AM, Sep 06, 2022

Today’s Forecast:
HEAT. That's the big weather story of today... and tomorrow... and Thursday!

A high pressure ridge is crushing the western half of the county with record to near record heat from I-25 all the way west to Sacramento, California.

We'll be hottest today from late morning through the mid-afternoon under full sunshine and quick warming air.

Colorado Springs forecast: High: 93; Low: 61. Sunny and very hot with light winds and dry skies. The current record for today is 97 degrees, set back in 2020.

Pueblo forecast: High: 99; Low: 59. Sunny and very hot with dry skies. The current record for today is 103 degrees, set back in 2020.

Canon City forecast: High: 97; Low: 65. Sunny and very hot with light winds.

Woodland Park forecast: High: 85; Low: 54. Mostly sunny and much warmer than normal with dry skies.

Tri-Lakes forecast: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Mostly sunny and hot with light winds and dry skies.

Plains forecast: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Sunny and very hot with highs in the mid to upper 90s with light winds.

Walsenburg and Trinidad forecast: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Sunny and breezy with dry skies and hot temperatures.

Mountains forecast: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Mostly sunny and a little breezy with warmer than average heat.

Extended outlook forecast:
Records are much more likely to fall, or at least be tied in both Colorado Springs and Pueblo on Wednesday and Thursday.

Unseasonable heat will continue through Thursday afternoon, before a cold front Friday provides around 10 to 12 degrees of relief. There will be a chance for spotty storms along the Front Range and over the Wet Mountains, but most of the plains look dry Friday.

Saturday looks much cooler, cloudy, and a little wet thanks to a secondary cold front and persistent upslope flow.

Warmer weather returns by the start of next week, but no heat even close to what we're seeing this week.
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