Weekend weather: summer time heat persists with high fire danger

Posted at 8:31 AM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 10:56:54-04

Today’s Forecast: hot, Hot, HOT this weekend. Temperatures will be about 10 degrees above average today. The humidity will be low and we will have breezy downsloping winds. That leads to high fire danger in Colorado today. In our area, Fremont county and the San Luis Valley are under a Red Flag Warning from noon until 8 pm. Outdoor burning is NOT recommended.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 92; Low - 58. Hot again today with a few clouds in the afternoon. In general, today will be dry and breezy. Winds may gust up to 30 mph from the west during peak heating hours.

PUEBLO: High - 100; Low - 60. Today and the next 4 days will be in the triple digits. Stay hydrated! This afternoon in particular will be quite breezy, with high fire danger. Just up the road in Fremont county there is a red flag warning, but not for Pueblo county today.

CANON CITY: High - 97; Low - 55. Be on alert today, if you see any smoke in the distance, report to local fire departments! A red flag warning is in place until 8 pm for Fremont county. Temperatures will be HOT, to 97 in Canon City. Humidity will drop below 10% and winds may gust to 35 mph in the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 82; Low - 52. Well above seasonable average today, to the low 80s. Plan on sunshine and breezy winds. The rain potential is low.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. The tri-lakes will be very warm today to the upper 80s. Expect plenty of sunshine and breezy winds. A stray storm may form off Monument hill, but most rain will evaporate before hitting the surface.

PLAINS: High - 90s/100s; Low - 60s. Hot today to the upper 90s and triple digits. Head to the Arkansas Valley fair in Rocky Ford to get some watermelon to cool you down! An isolated shower is possible with most moisture evaporating before reaching the ground.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 50s. Low 90s in Walsenburg today and upper 90s for Trinidad. Today will be breezy with a clear sky.

Extended Outlook: The next 4 days will be hot and dry in Colorado. The heat peaks on Monday. Then, a cold front arrives on Wednesday taking temperatures down by at least 10 degrees and brings back rain chances through the end of the week.