Weather Alert Day: High fire danger with strong storms possible

Posted at 5:02 AM, May 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-28 07:02:00-04

Today’s Forecast:
Red Flag Warnings have been issued along the southern mountains of the Sangre De Cristos and I-25 corridor until 9pm this evening due to dry air and very strong afternoon winds. Storms are also possible across Colorado today with strong winds and damaging hail both possible, especially across eastern Colorado. Storms will likely initiate in the Pikes Peak region this afternoon sometime after 2pm and spread both north and east with time. Areas along the Palmer Divide east of El Paso county have the best chance for seeing strong and severe storms in our area as well as areas close to the eastern border. Tonight we’ll be dry and breezy with lows falling down towards 50.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 67; Low – 33. Windy and warm with storms possible this afternoon to the very early evening. Strong winds and hail are possible with the biggest storms likely across the north and eastern sides of the city. Dry tonight with lows near 50.

PUEBLO: High – 67; Low – 33. Windy and warm today with a small chance for a few isolated thunderstorms after 2pm. If storms develop they could be strong at first but they would likely grow stronger as they move east into the plains. Dry tonight with lows in the mid 50s.

CANON CITY: High – 67; Low – 33. Looking dry but windy today across Canon City with highs in the 80s. Dry tonight with lows in the 50s.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 67; Low – 33. Storms are possible after 1pm today with small hail possible. Tonight dry with lows in the 50s.

TRI-LAKES: High – 67; Low – 33. Windy and warm today with strong to even severe storms possible this afternoon. Large hail and gusty winds are possible in storms this afternoon but we will be dry tonight with lows in the 40s.

PLAINS: High – 67; Low – 33. Hot and windy with severe storms possible across a few counties this afternoon. If storms do form or move into the plains, especially for counties such as Lincoln, Kiowa, Prowers, Bent and Baca, large hail and strong winds will all be possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 67; Low – 33. Warm and windy today and looking dry. Fire danger is high with Red Flag Warnings in place until 9pm tonight.

A few mountain storms are possible tomorrow but most of Tuesday will be dry, cooler and breezy. Wednesday is the next chance for rain and thunderstorms with a bit more widespread moisture possible through Wednesday afternoon. The rest of the week we build back in moisture and send temperatures back into the 80s and 90s across the region.


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