Red Flag Warnings return to Southern Colorado on Thursday

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 6:42 PM, Oct 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 00:46:48-04

Tonight’s Forecast: Temperatures will be a little warmer tonight compared to last night. A few cirrus clouds will move overhead, with the airmass remaining dry in Southern Colorado.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 40; High - 80. Not as cold on Thursday morning, and warming up quickly under the influence of high pressure. Red Flag Warning conditions return, with gusty and dry weather.

PUEBLO: Low - 34; High - 84. Dress in layers in Pueblo. Temperatures will rise as much as 50 degrees from morning lows to daytime highs.

CANON CITY: Low - 44; High - 82. Thursday will be the warmest day of the week, with 80s back in the forecast. High fire danger remains across Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 36; High - 74. An absolutely beautiful day for the Teller County high country on Thursday. The wind will be gusty at times, with a Red Flag Warning in effect.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 30s; High - 70s. A Red Flag Warning will go into effect in northern El Paso County at 11 am. Our weather on Thursday will be warm, dry and windy.

PLAINS: Low - 30s; High - 80s. A strong ridge of high pressure will bring some serous heat to the Plains on Thursday. Highs will warm all the way into the middle to upper 80s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 30s/40s; High - 70s/80s. Very warm on Thursday for both Walsenburg and Trinidad. Both cities will warm to within a few degrees of 80, with gusty afternoon winds.

Extended Outlook: A few chances for rain and snow return to the Centennial State from Friday through the weekend. The first chance for rain/snow is Friday evening, mostly for areas west of I-25. The next chance for precipitation is late Sunday, mostly from Teller County west to the Divide and up across northern parts of the state. The wind will be the bigger story through the weekend. Temperatures gradually cool into early next week, with a return of cool days and cold nights.