Stronger afternoon winds and low humidity lead to critical fire danger in southern Colorado

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 5:48 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-18 00:36:45-04

Today’s Forecast:
Warm and windy conditions return to southern Colorado later today, prompting high fire danger across most of the region. The humidity will take a dive as temperatures warm later today, only adding fuel for fires. We'll be well above average today with upper 70s in the Springs and lower 80s in Pueblo. Overnight we'll be breezy and cool with lows in the 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 79; Low - 48. Warm and windy through the afternoon with high fire danger, especially in grassy areas and out west of the mountains.

PUEBLO: High - 83; Low - 45. Hot and a bit sunnier in Pueblo with a stronger breeze in the afternoon, elevating grass fire concerns.

CANON CITY: High - 81; Low - 51. Warm and windy in the afternoon with high fire danger and low humidity.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 68; Low - 40. Mild and windy in the afternoon with high fire danger through all of Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 40s. Warm and windy, especially in the afternoon, prompting high fire danger across the region.

PLAINS: High - 80s; Low - 40s. Hot and windy later today, with fire danger highest across Las Animas, Prowers, and Kiowa County.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Warm and very windy this afternoon, especially out west in the mountains and through the corridor of I-25 between Walsenburg and Trinidad.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front pushes into Colorado Friday, bringing highs back down into the 60s and 70s Friday afternoon. There could be a few showers Friday afternoon in the Pikes Peak region, with light snow out west into the mountains. The weekend looks windy with each day cooling into Monday, where highs will be in the 50s and low 60s.