Scorching heat late this week, with records possible

Summer sunrise in Westcliffe, Colorado
Posted at 6:59 PM, Aug 11, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
After a sizzling hot summer day, temperatures this evening will be slow to cool across Southern Colorado. With decreasing clouds on tap late this evening, we should definitely be able to catch a glimpse of the Perseid Meteor Shower, which should be visible between 12 and 5 am. The next few nights will be the best for viewing, with up to 50 to 75 meters visible per hour.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 95. Record heat will be possible again on Wednesday. The current record is 94°, and my forecast is calling for a scorching high of 95°.

PUEBLO: Low: 60; High: 101. Triple digits will continue on Wednesday, thanks to a powerful ridge of high pressure parked over New Mexico. Records will be possible over the next few days.

CANON CITY: Low: 62; High: 98. Wednesday's highs will be as hot, if not hotter than what we saw on Tuesday. Rain is not expected for the next couple of days.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 84. We'll see a bright and warm day on Wednesday across Teller County, with dry skies on tap for the next couple of days.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 90s. Hot and dry across northern El Paso County on Wednesday. Highs will soar into the lower 90s from Monument to Palmer Lake.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s/100s. Highs will be downright hot across eastern parts of Colorado on Wednesday. Some areas could see temperature rise as high as 105°. Stay hydrated and try not to overdo it during the hottest parts of the day.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. No break from the heat on Wednesday, with highs soaring into the middle to upper 90s.

Extended Outlook:
Hot highs, with more record heat possible through Thursday. A slow and steady cooling trend will begin on Friday, with highs cooling a couple of degrees each day through the start of the weekend. Storm chances will return to Southern Colorado over the weekend, and storms by Sunday could be on the strong side as a cold front moves through the region.