7:00 AM | Another day near 90 degrees, but relief for the weekend; wildfires continue to rage, but cooler weekend conditions and early week threat for showers and thunderstorms could help

6-Day Forecast

Today

Mostly sunny, breezy, not quite as hot, slight chance for a shower or thunderstorm, highs near 90 degrees

Tonight

Partly cloudy, mild, lows near 60 degrees

Saturday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, near 80

Saturday Night

Partly cloudy, mild, near 60

Sunday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80's

Monday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80’s

Tuesday

Partly sunny, warm, chance for showers and thunderstorms, low 80’s

Wednesday

Mostly sunny, pleasantly warm, upper 70’s

Discussion

A southwest flow in the upper atmosphere will continue today as an upper level trough slides across Montana and Wyoming. Enough moisture will advance northward into the region from southern Colorado to generate isolated showers and thunderstorms. Temperatures today should peak near 90 degrees which won't help out with the wildfire situation, but they will drop this weekend to much more comfortable levels at or slightly above the 80 degree mark. These fires centered near Colorado Springs are quite widespread now and only about 5% contained at last report. Hopefully, they won't end up reaching the extent of the great Colorado wildfires that occurred during the 1890's as showers and thunderstorms should help out with the situation early next week.

Video

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