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Warming back up on Sunday, with areas of smoke and haze

Cripple Creek fall foliage
Posted at 6:21 PM, Oct 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-03 20:21:41-04

Tonight's Forecast:
Smoke and haze will thicken back up tonight across Southern Colorado, thanks to another active day at the Cameron Peak Fire and Mullen Fire. Lows tonight will be quite chilly, with 30s and 40s in the forecast for most areas, and some colder 20s for the mountains and interior mountain valleys.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 39; High: 77. Thicker smoke and haze are expected to return to the Pikes Peak Region on Sunday, along with a much warmer day to end the weekend.

PUEBLO: Low: 38; High: 82. Areas of smoke and haze will be thicker on Sunday after a bit of a break from this weather on Saturday. Highs will be warmer by around 10 degrees.

CANON CITY: Low: 42; High: 78. A warmer day is on tap for the end of the weekend, with thicker smoke and haze expected to push in by Sunday morning.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 37; High: 68. Mild and pleasant on Sunday temperature wise, but with thicker smoke and haze due to wildfires burning in southern parts of Wyoming and northern parts of Colorado.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 30s; High: 70s. Smoke and haze will be thicker across the Palmer Divide on Sunday, and might not thin out until Monday afternoon or evening.

PLAINS: Low: 30s/40s; High: 70s/80s. Warmer highs and hazy skies, but sunny on Sunday across the Plains. Rain is not expected over the next 12 to 24 hours.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 70s. Hazy sunshine, warm afternoon highs and light southerly breezes will make for a great end to the weekend.

Extended Outlook:
A large and in charge ridge of high pressure will continue to dominate the weather picture for at least the next 5 to 7 days. Monday's highs will likely be the warmest of the week, with upper 70s and 80s for the lower elevations. A dry cold front will bring the potential for stronger breezes to the forecast late Monday, with only a few degrees of cooling behind this front on Tuesday. Even with some minor day-to-day changes, highs next week will remain in the 80s each and every day from the Springs to Canon City to Pueblo.