Weather - Forecast

Jun 8, 2014 10:00 AM by John Dissauer

Strong Storms Possible Sunday

We aren't done with the rain just yet.  After a few early morning showers, there will likely be a lull in the activity through late morning.  Similar to Saturday, showers and thunderstorms are expected to develop over the mountains between 11am and 1pm.  The storms are expected to move east off the mountains during the early afternoon.  They will eventually make their way out over the southeastern Plains of Colorado by late afternoon/early evening.

Some of the thunderstorms could be severe.  The Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of southern and southeastern Colorado under a "Slight Risk" for severe weather from through 6am Monday.  (Generally, areas along and east of I-25.)  The main threat will be large hail, but some storms could produce damaging wind and brief heavy downpours.  As is the case this time of year, if a thunderstorm moves "just right" out of Teller County and moves over Waldo Canyon, there could be flash flooding to contend with.  It is something we will monitor through the day and evening.

A 26-computer model average suggests 0.70" of rain for Colorado Springs and 0.49" of rain for Pueblo through 6am Monday.  If those numbers verify, that is much above normal rainfall for this time of year.  Specifically, 412% the normal for Colorado Springs and 490% the normal for Pueblo for this time period.

We should see mostly cloudy skies across the viewing area through most of Sunday.  High temperatures will be in the upper 60°s to upper 70°s.  (Colorado Springs: 68° | Pueblo: 73°)  - Meteorologist John Dissauer

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