Warming back up on Sunday, with areas of smoke and haze
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.
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.
Areas of thick smoke and haze stick around Southern Colorado on Thursday
A hazy and smoky night on tap for Southern Colorado due to wildfire smoke blowing in from fires in California and Oregon. Temperature wise, it will be pleasant and cooler tonight across the region as lows fall through the 40s and 50s for areas east of the mountains.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 48; High: 82. An area of high pressure will remain in place on Thursday, locking in a warm, hazy and smoky forecast for the Pikes Peak Region.
PUEBLO: Low: 48; High: 88. Warmer on Thursday, with thick smoke and haze the big weather story. Highs will be more than 5 degrees above average for this time of the year.
CANON CITY: Low: 54; High: 85. Warm and hazy, with areas of thick smoke across Fremont County on Thursday. Highs will be warmer than Wednesday by a couple of degrees.
WOODLAND PARK: Low: 44 High: 73. Warm and hazy on Thursday, with southerly breezes around 10 mph. Due to the thicker smoke in the air, consider putting off your longer hikes or outdoor walks until conditions improve.
TRI-LAKES: Low: 40s; High: 70s/80s. Hazy skies, with areas of thick smoke on Thursday. Temperatures will be cool and crisp in the morning, but nice and warm by the afternoon.
PLAINS: Low: 40s/50s; High: 80s. Unseasonably warm and hazy across the Plains on Thursday, with highs warming well into the 80s.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 40s; High: 80s. High pressure to our west will maintain a warm and hazy forecast on Thursday, with highs topping out in the lower 80s.
Downslope winds by Friday should help to push away some of the thicker smoke and haze from our region. Highs will be very warm through the weekend, and rain is not likely. The mountains could see some showers and thunderstorms by early next week, with rain not expected across the I-25 corridor until at least the middle of next week. Instead, the extended forecast features more wind than rain, with heightened fire weather concerns for Southern Colorado.