Sunny & gorgeous Groundhog Day ahead for Southern Colorado

Prospect Lake sunrise
Posted at 6:43 PM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 20:46:00-05

Tonight's Forecast:
Evening cloud cover will keep temperatures on the mild side until the clouds start to thin out after midnight. Overnight lows will be warmer than average for this time of the year, only cooling down to the 20s for most of us.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 28; High: 60. More sunshine on Tuesday, and even warmer than what we saw on Monday. Highs will be around 15 to 20 degrees above average for this time of the year.

PUEBLO: Low: 26; High: 65. It's not too often that we can use the word "warm" to describe our weather this time of the year, but that's exactly what we're expecting on Tuesday in Pueblo.

CANON CITY: Low: 31; High: 63. Sunshine and light downslope winds will combine to bring Fremont County a mild winter day as highs top out in the lower 60s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 23; High: 52. With a forecast like this, you'll want to get outside and enjoy these sunny and unseasonably mild conditions before snow returns later this week.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 20s; High: 50s. After a cloudy Monday, mostly sunny skies will return on Tuesday, helping to boost our highs by a couple more degrees.

PLAINS: Low: 20s/30s; High: 60s. Sunny and unseasonably mild for the Plains on Tuesday, with very little to complain about weather wise.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 30s; High: 50s/60s. West and northwest breezes will bring further warming to our forecast on Tuesday, allowing for highs to warm into the upper 50s and lower 60s.

MOUNTAINS: Low: 10s/20s; High: 30s/40s. Looking good across the mountains of Southern Colorado on Tuesday. Our weather will be nice and sunny, with snow not making a return until late Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
Wednesday will be even warmer than Tuesday thanks to stronger downslope winds. This does raise the concern for potential Red Flag Warnings and high fire danger conditions. A cold front will crash the party on Thursday, dropping highs by 20 to 30 degrees, and bringing areas of light snow to the forecast. Friday looks dry and slightly warmer, with the potential for a more active extended forecast, and more chances for snowfall through early next week.