Warmer Monday as fire danger increases across Southern Colorado

Fall in Southern Colorado
Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-04 20:12:15-04

Tonight's Forecast:
While we're not expecting a ton of thick smoke tonight in Southern Colorado, there will still be some areas of haze that drift in from the wildfires burning to our north. Overnight lows won't be as cold as the weekend, mostly dropping down to the 40s.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 46; High: 82. We'll be warming up early this week, with a near-record high of 82 degrees expected Monday afternoon in the Springs. In addition to the heat, it will be dry and breezy, with an elevated fire risk potential for the Pikes Peak Region.

PUEBLO: Low: 43; High: 87. A warm and dry start to the week, with highs soaring into the upper 80s. Breezy northwest winds to 15 mph could transport haze and smoke into the area by the afternoon.

CANON CITY: Low: 48; High: 84. Breezy and very warm on Monday, with highs expected to climb all in the way into the middle 80s.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 41; High: 72. Not as cold in the morning, and warmer during the afternoon as the airmass continues to moderate over Southern Colorado. With above average highs in the forecast, make sure to get outside and enjoy!

TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 70s. A warm start to the week will also bring about elevated fire weather concerns to northern El Paso County as the afternoon hours will be breezy and very dry.

PLAINS: Low: 40s; High: 80s. From Kiowa County north to the Wyoming state line, a Red Flag Warning on Monday will go into at 11 am, and continue through 6 pm. The forecast will be very warm, dry and windy in this part of the state.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 80s. Bright and breezy, with well above average highs for the first day of the work week.

Extended Outlook:
The week ahead will feature well above average highs and periods of gusty winds, which will bring about concerns for high fire danger. A dry cool front will bring more wind to the forecast on Wednesday, and unfortunately, no rain or snow. Cooler weather is expected to return by the end of the weekend, with the higher elevations likely to see some snow.