Jul 31, 2012 9:18 AM by Craig Eliot
TODAY: Toasty again this afternoon with another round of showers and thunderstorms. Best chance of storms will be over the Rampart Range/Teller County and northern El Paso County/Monument Hill. Chances for Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Canon City, Walsenburg and Trinidad will be around 30%. Lower chances by this evening out on the eastern plains for La Junta, Springfield and Lamar...about 20%. We will be watching again today for the threat of rain around the Waldo Canyon burn scar and the risk of more flooding or mud slides. Fountain Creek will be running very high and fast today....keep children away from any of the areas of higher, fast moving water!
TONIGHT: A couple of storms possible again during the evening with temps cooling into the 60's in the Springs and Pueblo...lower 50's over the mountains.
WEDNESDAY: Temps will be a little hotter and our chances for storms at the lower elevations will be a little lower. 90 tomorrow in the Springs and 98 in Pueblo. Chances of storms will go down to 30-40% over the mountains....30% for the USAFA and Monument...20-30% in Colorado Springs and Manitou and only about 20% for Pueblo, Walsenburg and Trinidad.
THURSDAY: Another day of hot weather with another chance for a least a few storms. Weather sounds just like the weather on Wednesday with chances of storms again staying best over the higher elevations.
FRIDAY: Hot and mostly dry! Very slim chance of any storms at the lower elevations. Still a 20-30% chance over places like Teller County and the Rampart Range. Chances for storms 10% or less in the Springs and Pueblo. Good news is there is another cool front is on the way and will make here by evening and into Saturday morning.
SATURDAY: That cool front will help shave about 5-7 degrees off our high temps compared to Friday. We should also expect a little better chance of storms during the afternoon. As of today it only looks like it will be about a 10-20% chance at the lower elevations...but a couple of the computer models that show chances might be a little better some more storms later in the day. Across the higher elevations storms will be more likely....around a 20-30% chance.
SUNDAY-MONDAY: Drier, warmer/toastier weather expected. Temps rise each day will rise about 3 degrees compared to the milder temps on Saturday. We won't expect many storms as subtropical moisture will remain limited at the lower elevations.
Enjoy the rest of the week!