Weather Alert Day: Severe storms with damaging hail possible today

Posted at 5:21 AM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 07:21:19-04

Today’s Forecast:
It’s shaping up to be a bumpy and active afternoon across southern Colorado with severe storms possible from the afternoon to the evening. Any storms that develop today will have the chance to become severe with hail being the primary factor for storms around El Paso county and the Palmer Divide. South for counties below highway 50 hail is also the primary threat but strong winds and even an isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Storms will start to generate this evening first down south by Las Animas and Huerfano counties around 2pm and move east whereas storms in El Paso and Teller counties will likely start after 3pm. We should dry out this evening with most storms having moved east away from our viewing area by 9 to 10pm.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 67; Low – 33. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible after 3pm today through the city with large hail being the primary threat. Small flooding could occur if thunderstorms keep reforming over the same areas across the city.

PUEBLO: High – 67; Low – 33. Storms are possible today across Pueblo but most modeling steers storms to the north and south of the city through the afternoon. Any storms that do form could absolutely have large and damaging hail after 4pm today.

CANON CITY: High – 67; Low – 33. Storms are possible this after after 3pm but most of the activity around Canon City will likely move to the east fairly quickly. Some large hail would be possible in any storms that form later on today.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 67; Low – 33. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible this afternoon after 2 to 3pm. Small hail is possible with sizes ranging from pea to nickle at the biggest as well as a few heavy rains. There will be plenty of lightning at this elevation inside any storms.

TRI-LAKES: High – 67; Low – 33. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible this afternoon after 3pm. Storms will be especially strong through the early evening as they move east along the Palmer Divide. Large hail is the primary threat for storms that form later today.

PLAINS: High – 67; Low – 33. Large, severe storms are possible this afternoon especially in counties along and below highway 50. Large hail, strong winds and even an isolated tornado (especially in Las Animas and Baca counties) cannot be ruled out from thunderstorms.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 67; Low – 33. Strong to severe thunderstorms look to start around 1 to 2pm especially near Huerfano county and quickly move east into the plains. Large hail and a few strong winds will be the primary threats from storms.

Huge heat and fire danger become the main threat for Thursday and Friday with highs back in the 80s and 90s Thursday and mainly 90s for Friday. The winds will also be quite strong through the end of the week so any fires that do ignite would spread easily and quickly. We’ll cool things down into the weekend with a return of a few thunderstorms on Sunday.


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