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Temperatures nearing record levels through the end of the week

Posted: 5:01 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-17 00:33:04-04
Grape Creek at DeWeese reservoir

Tonight’s Forecast:
Any lingering showers along I-25 and into the Plains this evening will dissipate by sunset. Overnight a few mountain showers are possible, but should remain west of the Continental Divide. Temperatures will be mild tonight, just slightly above average. Wednesday is looking breezy and HOT, with fewer showers.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low - 62; High - 94. More hot and dry air arrives tomorrow, with a forecast of 94 degrees. The record high tomorrow stands at 96. Expect to be breezy and sunny in the morning. A few clouds are possible in the afternoon, with limited rain activity.

PUEBLO: Low - 66; High - 102. Another triple digit day is ahead Wednesday, with even drier air. The forecast for Pueblo is 102 tomorrow, and the record stands at 105. Stay hydrated and protect yourself from the sun. We will not see any reprieve from the heat, with only a low chance of evening thunderstorms.

CANON CITY: Low - 66; High - 99. Another hot day is ahead on Wednesday, nearing the triple digits again. Showers are looking less likely tomorrow, but we will keep an isolated potential in the forecast. The winds will be breezy tomorrow from the west.

WOODLAND PARK: Low - 53; High - 85. Nice tonight, with partly cloudy conditions. Tomorrow will be quite warm, with dry breezy westerly winds. Temperatures will easily climb to the mid 80s tomorrow under mostly sunny conditions.

TRI-LAKES: Low - 50s; High - 80s. Upper 50s are expected by Wednesday morning, quickly being replaced by upper 80s in the afternoon. The Tri-lakes may be spared of the 90s for one more day tomorrow. The chance for rain is low.

PLAINS: Low - 60s; High - 90s/100s. Hot tomorrow with triple digits being met for Lamar and La Junta. Springfield may stay just shy of 100. The better moisture of our area will be in the eastern Plains tomorrow, bringing a higher rain chance than anyone in southern Colorado. Scattered evening thunderstorms are possible, with mostly gusty winds and lightning as hazards.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low - 60s; High - 90s. Mild tonight, with partly cloudy conditions. More dry air is on the way for Wednesday, with breezy westerly winds. High temperatures will be in the low 90s for Walsenburg and upper 90s for Trinidad tomorrow. Isolated showers or thunderstorms are possible, but more likely in eastern Las Animas county where better surface water vapor will remain.

Extended Outlook: Possible record highs will be possible through Friday. The chance for rain really diminishes through the end of the week as well. Thankfully for now, the winds will remain light enough to keep high fire danger at bay. Watch for increasing rain chances with the return of a monsoon pattern this weekend.