Weather alert day for southern Colorado due to low humidity and high winds combining to enhance fire danger across the state. The high winds and low humidity will work with sunny skies to push high temperatures across the region almost 20 degrees above average, and likely to records in Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Overnight we'll see slowly increasing cloud cover and with a switch of the winds to the north as a cold front moves down.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 86; Low - 48. Sunny, warm and very windy with gusts up around 40 mph. The current heat record for today is 84 degrees.
PUEBLO: High - 93; Low - 52. Sunny, hot and very windy with gusts up around 40 mph. The current heat record for today is 92 degrees.
CANON CITY: High - 88; Low - 55. Sunny, hot and very windy with gusts up around 35 to 40 mph.
WOODLAND PARK: High - 74; Low - 42. Sunny, warm and very windy with gusts up around 45 to 50 mph.
TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 40s. Sunny, warm and very windy with gusts up around 40 mph.
PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 50s. Sunny, hot and very windy with gusts up around 35 to 40 mph.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Sunny, hot and very windy with gusts up around 45 to 50 mph.
A cold front overnight will spell a very different forecast for Tuesday. Cloud cover will likely settle in across the region as the cold front drops south, leaving some of the region with overcast skies on Tuesday morning. Scattered storms are possible overnight and Tuesday morning by Baca County, but most moisture seems to want to stay south. Tuesday will see a return of rain in the plains from Las Animas to Bent and Kiowa Counties, as well as Prowers and Baca in the afternoon. The whole area will be about 15 to 20 degrees cooler on Tuesday, with highs in the upper 60s in Springs and mid 70s in Pueblo. A few showers are possible on Wednesday morning, but other than that, most of this week looks cool and dry.