Friday Morning Weather: Start of a VERY hot weekend

Posted at 5:29 AM, Jun 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-08 07:29:21-04

Today’s Forecast:
Thursday we got very lucky with some thunderstorms and cloud cover giving a few of us much needed rain and a break from the heat… but today we don’t look as lucky. Drier air will mix into the lower elevations today and that means storm chances, even through the mountains, are quite low today. Highs will soar into the low to mid 90s across the lower elevations with a few triple digits possible along highway 50 east. A few strong to severe thunderstorms are possible east of Trinidad through Las Animas and Baca counties this afternoon through the early evening. The Palmer Divide is also an area where isolated strong to severe thunderstorms could develop later today, especially in areas east of El Paso county.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 67; Low – 33. Hot and dry today with morning sunshine and a few afternoon clouds.

PUEBLO: High – 67; Low – 33. Very hot and dry today with plenty of sunshine well into the afternoon.

CANON CITY: High – 67; Low – 33. Hot and dry today with morning sunshine and a few afternoon clouds.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 67; Low – 33. Morning sunshine with heavier afternoon clouds. An isolated weak thunderstorms is possible with warm air.

TRI-LAKES: High – 67; Low – 33. Mainly dry and warm today but along the Palmer Divide east of the Tri Lakes thunderstorms are possible.

PLAINS: High – 67; Low – 33. Very hot and dry conditions through the afternoon but storms in Las Animas and Baca counties this afternoon could turn severe, especially if storms move into Baca county.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 67; Low – 33. Mainly hot and dry but storms could develop around Trinidad this afternoon and move east through Las Animas county.

Some of the hottest air of the year will stick around the weekend with a cold front knocking temperatures back next week. We have a chance for rain and thunderstorms net week from Tuesday through Thursday, a few of those storms could be severe in the afternoon.


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