Weather - Forecast

Jul 27, 2013 7:13 AM by Meteorologist Stephanie Ortmann

Severe storms possible today

There's a slight risk for severe weather across the Southeastern Plains this afternoon and evening. Large hail and damaging wind are the main threats with any storm that develops.

Monsoon moisture brings wet weather to Southern Colorado this weekend.

Showers and thunderstorms will develop over the mountains this afternoon and spread southeastward over the Front Range and eventually the Southeastern Plains during the late afternoon and evening hours. Heavy rain and frequent lightning are likely with the storms that develop. Small hail and gusty winds are possible under a few isolated stronger storms. The area burn scars need to keep an eye on the potential for flash flooding as storms move through.

Isolated showers and storms are still possible overnight into Sunday morning. Expect a cool, cloudy, and wet Sunday across Southern Colorado as monsoon moisture continues to move over the state bringing scattered showers and storms to the region throughout the day. The potential for flash flooding over the burn scars is high Sunday due to the possibility of frequent periods of heavy rain.

Southern Colorado will slowly dry out next week as the workweek progresses. Isolated showers and storms are possible Monday and Tuesday with drier conditions expected for the second half of the workweek.

Highs will range from average (80s/90s) Saturday to well below average Sunday (70s/80s). Temperatures will rebound back to seasonal readings by the middle of the week.

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