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Well above average temperatures today for Southern Colorado

Colorado Springs Festival of Lights 2019
Posted at 8:29 AM, Dec 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-08 10:41:58-05

Today’s Forecast: Pacific moisture will stream into the state today, with snow and wind expected across the mountains. The lower elevations will stay dry from I-25 east into the Plains. However, another round of gusty westerly winds will bring warm temperatures back to the Pikes Peak Region this afternoon, with highs well above average for this time of the year.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 58; Low: 27. We'll be more than 15 degrees above average today. The afternoon will be gray and windy, with gusts between 25 and 35 mph.

PUEBLO: High: 64; Low: 28. After a high of 70 degrees on Saturday, a modest cool down will drop temperatures by just a couple of degrees today. Overall, it'll be a warm and windy end to the weekend.

CANON CITY: High: 57; Low: 31. Mostly cloudy, mild and windy on Sunday. Highs will remain well above average for this time of the year.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 49; Low: 21. Mostly cloudy skies, with just a slight chance of some snow flurries by the evening. The wind remains gusty on Sunday across Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: High: 50s; Low: 20s. Mild and windy today. Gusts to 35 mph throughout the afternoon and early evening hours.

PLAINS: High: 60s; Low: 20s/30s. Unseasonable warmth continues today across the Plains under partly to mostly cloudy skies. North/northwest winds 10-15 mph.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 50s/60s; Low: 20s. Dry skies, with unseasonably warm temperatures this afternoon. Gusty west/northwest winds return for the afternoon and evening hours.

Extended Outlook: A powerful cold front will sweep through Southern Colorado very early Monday morning. Moisture appears to be lacking with this system and while there might be a few snow flurries early Monday morning, accumulations are not expected. Instead, Monday will be a cold and windy day. Teens for lows by Tuesday morning will give way to another warm-up for the middle of the new work week.