Two more hot days before a late-week cool down arrives

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Posted at 6:53 PM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-26 00:41:11-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Early evening thunderstorms will wind down tonight close to sunset, leaving us with dry skies for the overnight hours. With new fires breaking out today in Southern Colorado, areas of smoke and haze will continue at high levels through at least Wednesday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 62; High: 93. It'll be a "rinse and repeat" type of day on Wednesday, with hot highs and smoky skies. Increasing moisture over the area should lead to a few isolated afternoon thunderstorms over the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 62; High: 100. Hot and hazy on Wednesday, with only a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Better chances for rain will be off to our west.

CANON CITY: Low: 64; High: 95. No break from the heat on Wednesday for the Canon City area. Smoke and haze will continue to be a problem, with afternoon thunderstorms likely.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 54; High: 83. A mild morning and a warm afternoon around Teller County, with thunderstorms forming anytime after 1 pm.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Hot and hazy, with a few afternoon thunderstorms trying to develop over northern El Paso County and southern Douglas County on Wednesday.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. No sign of rain on Wednesday as the hot and hazy weather sticks around, with triple digit heat back for many areas.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Areas of smoke and haze on Wednesday, with hot highs and the chance for a few afternoon thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook:
We'll have to fight through one more day of heat on Thursday before a cold front moves through Southern Colorado on Friday. The first of two storm systems in the extended will offer up cooler highs Friday and Saturday and some much needed moisture for the region. After a brief bump in temperatures on Sunday, we'll see a colder and more powerful system move in early next week.