Sizzling September heat and dry skies ahead for Southern Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park
Posted at 7:11 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 21:11:21-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Mostly clear skies this evening, and mild as temperatures will be slow to cool down after another warm September afternoon. Lows by Thursday morning will eventually drop down to the 40s and 50s across Southern Colorado.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 52; High: 87. Unseasonably hot on Thursday, with highs soaring into the middle to upper 80s across the area. Wind won't be much of a factor, with light southwesterly breezes to `10 mph.

PUEBLO: Low: 50; High: 93. Buckle up because the 90s are making a comeback late this week. Highs will be in the lower 90s on Thursday, and we should be even hotter by Friday.

CANON CITY: Low: 53; High: 90. Hot, dry and sunny on Thursday, with temperatures expected to be well above average for this time of the year.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 44; High: 79. Instead of cooling down for the start of fall, highs will heat up late this week over Teller County. Woodland Park will be up near 80 degrees Thursday afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Cool and crisp in the morning, but turning unseasonably warm by the afternoon thanks to a powerful ridge of high pressure.

PLAINS: Low: 50s; High: 90s. Even though the calendar says that it's fall, we've got some serious heat heading our way late this week. Highs on Thursday will top out in the lower 90s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Pleasant in the morning, but turning very warm by the afternoon. The wind will be fairly light on Thursday, with westerly breezes to 10 mph.

Extended Outlook:
Even though we transitioned to fall earlier this week, summer just can't quit Southern Colorado. Our latest heatwave will peak on Friday, with record highs likely in some areas. A slight cool down will take place on Saturday before a more seasonal forecast develops heading into next week.