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.
After a cooler, fall-like day on Saturday, we're warming back up on Sunday across Southern Colorado as smoke and haze return to the forecast.
Colorado springs haze
No advisories at this time.
Light to moderate concentrations of smoke are possible near small wildfires and prescribed burns around the state.
What if there is a wildfire or smoke in your area?
The focus of the Colorado Smoke Outlook is on large fires (e.g., greater than 100 acres in size). Nevertheless, smoke from smaller fires, prescribed fires, and/or smoke from new fires not yet known to
CDPHE air quality meteorologists may cause locally heavy smoke. If there is smoke in your neighborhood, see the public health recommendations below.
Public health recommendations for areas affected by smoke:
If smoke is thick or becomes thick in your neighborhood you may want to remain indoors. This is especially true for those with heart disease, respiratory illnesses, the very young, and the elderly. Consider limiting outdoor activity when moderate to heavy smoke is present. Consider relocating temporarily if smoke is present indoors and is making you ill. IF VISIBILITY IS LESS THAN 5 MILES IN SMOKE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, SMOKE HAS REACHED LEVELS THAT ARE UNHEALTHY.
ACTION DAYS: An Action Day for fine particulate matter (particulates), carbon monoxide, ozone or other pollutants indicates that either current air quality is unhealthy or conditions are expected to worsen later in the day or on the next day. Action Days for air pollutants generally indicate that air quality will be in either the Unhealthy or Unhealthy-for-Sensitive-Groups categories according to the Air Quality Index. Action Days trigger voluntary pollution prevention measures, which may vary by season, and public health recommendations.
The AIR QUALITY INDEX reports the daily level of air pollution on an hourly basis. The index reports the highest level of either carbon monoxide, fine particulates or ozone depending on which pollutant has the greatest hourly concentration. Values greater than 100 for carbon monoxide, fine particulates and ozone indicate exceedances of the pollutant’s state and federal standards. Air Quality Index values between 0-50 are good, 51-100 moderate, 101-150 unhealthy for sensitive groups, 151-200 unhealthy, 201-300 very unhealthy, and over 300 hazardous.
Colorado springs haze No advisories at this time. Light to moderate concentrations of smoke are possible near small wildfires and prescribed burns around the state. What if there is a