Jul 28, 2014 9:19 AM by Stephen Bowers
A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for all of the News 5 viewing area from noon until midnight. This includes El Paso, Pueblo, Fremont, Teller, Otero, Las Animas, Custer, Huerfano, Crowley, Bent, and Prowers counties.
The rain overnight may have actually helped to stabilize the atmosphere, so it may be that after the morning showers end over the Plains today's stormy weather will be limited in coverage to areas in and near the mountains. Otherwise expect plenty of cloud cover to help hold down the temperatures. Highs will be in the 70's for most areas with lower 80's in the warm spots and 60's in high elevations with only a slight peek of sun through the clouds early this afternoon. We will have to monitor closely the threat of flash flooding as heavy rain looks to be favored in areas where flash flooding is a higher risk.
Tomorrow looks to have more widespread rain and thunderstorms, and once again we will have to closely monitor the flash flood risk. Wednesday will be another gloomy day with more cloud cover and rain, though the coverage likely will be less than that of Tuesday. By Thursday and Friday we will see more scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms with some sunshine in the mornings. Temperatures will remain unseasonably cool through Saturday with warming on Sunday as sun breaks out a little more forcefully.