Sizzling highs, with the potential for record heat late this week

Quail Lake
Posted at 7:05 PM, Aug 12, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
Dry skies for the overnight hours throughout Southern Colorado. Temperatures will be slow to cool down after spending today in the 90s in many areas. Lows by Thursday morning will be comfortable, a mix of 50s and 60s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 96. Other than some afternoon clouds, Thursday will be dry and very hot across the Pikes Peak Region. The current record stands at 97 degrees, which we just might catch if we can get enough sunshine.

PUEBLO: Low: 61; High: 101. Highs will soar back into the triple digits on Thursday, and Friday too! If we make it to the century club in Pueblo on Thursday, it will be the 18th time this year with a high at or above 100 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 62; High: 99. Dry and hot on Thursday in Canon City as we'll be flirting with triple digit temperatures by mid afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 84. A warm day for the mountains of Teller County on Thursday, with highs soaring into the lower to middle 80s.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 90s. Sunny morning skies will warm temperatures up quickly. Clouds will push in by mid to late afternoon as highs top out in the lower 90s.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s/100s. Hot and dry on Thursday as many areas will warm back into the triple digits. Rain is not likely over the next 24 hours.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. Rain-free and hot on Thursday. Highs will climb well into the 90s during the day, with increasing clouds by mid to late afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
The potential for more records will continue on Friday, with highs only down a few degrees by Saturday. Late this week it's possible that we could see some isolated mountain thunderstorms form during the afternoon and evening hours. Isolated storm chances will spread east into the plains this weekend as a cold front helps to bring upslope moisture into parts of Southern Colorado.