Weather - Forecast

Apr 19, 2014 7:33 AM by John Dissauer

Easter Bunny Hopping Around Showers

The big weather story this weekend will be the Easter bunny hopping around a few showers and thunderstorms.

Saturday morning is starting out mild with temperatures in the 40°s across southern Colorado.

An upper-level weather system located over Arizona is sending moisture from the Pacific Ocean over New Mexico and Colorado.  Initially, this is in the form of clouds and eventually this could change over to some scattered showers and thunderstorms later this morning and continuing through the evening.  At this point, I am looking at a 30% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms in Teller and El Paso counties.  For the remainder of the KOAA viewing area, I am looking at a 20% chance.

If you get under a thunderstorm rain could fall at a heavy rate.  A 26-computer model average suggests 0.24" of rain could fall in Colorado Springs and 0.13" in Pueblo through 12am Monday.  That works out to around 218% the normal rainfall in Colorado Springs for Saturday and Sunday and 130% the normal rainfall for Pueblo.  Also interesting to note, computer models are backing off the rainfall amounts compared to what they were suggesting Friday.  For instance, it has backed off 29% from what they were projecting Friday.

SATURDAY FORECAST:

Partly cloudy skies with a 20%-30% chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Highs will be in the 60°s and 70°s.  (Colorado Springs: 67° | Pueblo: 72°) - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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