May 9, 2013 8:28 AM by Stephen Bowers
Thursday morning rain and higher elevation snow is sliding south along the I-25 corridor and extending east along and south of Highway 24. That rain will continue its southward trek, but some weakening of the rain's intensity is possible due to a downslope wind off the Palmer Divide. Even still, some rain should make it to the Highway 50 corridor through mid-morning.
By lunch time, the heavier rain sets up south just north of the New Mexico border, while areas farther north like Colorado Springs, Pueblo, and La Junta could see a transition to less large-scale rain and more spotty to scattered showers and thunderstorms. A strong thunderstorm or two cannot be ruled out in the Southeastern Plains close to Springfield and Lamar.
Temperatures will warm into the 40's from Monument into Teller County and 50's across most of the Colorado Springs metro, while areas along Highway 50 including Pueblo, Canon City, and La Junta will warm into the lower and middle 60's.