Thicker smoke returns on Tuesday as the heat continues

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Posted at 6:37 PM, Oct 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 20:37:09-04

Tonight's Forecast:
A cold front will push through Southern Colorado and keep gusty northerly winds in the forecast this evening. This will transport thicker smoke into the forecast, with an Air Quality Alert in effect for many of our counties until 9 am Tuesday. Lows tonight will be a little cooler behind the cold front, dropping down to the 30s and 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 44; High: 82. It will be another unseasonably warm and dry day on Tuesday, with thicker wildfire smoke expected for the first part of the day. If you're bothered by the smoky weather, try to limit your exposure outside until conditions improve.

PUEBLO: Low: 41; High: 87. Tuesday's weather will be very warm and dry, with light southerly breezes during the day.

CANON CITY: Low: 48; High: 84. Warm and dry, with light breezes on Tuesday. Because it will be so dry, fire danger levels will remain elevated, but Red Flag Warnings are not expected.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 39; High: 74. Areas of thick smoke will be the big weather story on Tuesday across Teller County, but air quality should improve throughout the day.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 70s/80s. Smoky skies and very warm highs on Tuesday, with no sign of rain or snow near the Palmer Divide through the end of the work week.

PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Hazy sunshine and unseasonable warmth are expected on Tuesday across the Plains, with no sign of any wet weather ahead this week.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Warm and hazy on Tuesday, with well above average highs and no sign of rain or snow.

Extended Outlook:
The rest of the week will be warm and dry, and occasionally breezy to gusty. This will maintain elevated fire weather conditions at times through Friday. The hottest days are expected on Wednesday and Thursday, and records are likely in parts of Southern Colorado. Our weather will cool down this weekend as a trough of low pressure digs into Colorado. Mountain snow will be possible by Sunday, with chances for precipitation east of the mountains by early next week.