First Alert 5 Forecast: Storms with hail potential on the way

Posted at 10:58 AM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 12:58:55-04

Today’s Forecast:
A wave of energy is moving over the mountains and has already ignited strong thunderstorms that blew 60mph winds through Boulder. Storms are still expected to move through the Pikes Peak region and into the plains through the afternoon. The best threat for large hail and damaging winds is up along the Palmer Divide and east into the plains, but areas like Colorado Springs and Monument could still see severe thunderstorms.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 81; Low – 55. Strong storms are expected in the early afternoon, severe weather is definitely possible with large hail and winds gusting to 40 mph being the primary threats.

PUEBLO: High – 90; Low – 57. Hot and dry today with gusty afternoon winds. Any storms would likely be up near the Pueblo county line.

CANON CITY: High – 88; Low – 57. Hot and dry today with a bit of an afternoon breeze.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 76; Low – 46. Strong, possibly severe storms will move through Teller county into the very early afternoon. Lightning, heavy rain and hail are the primary threats but a few gusty winds may also blow out of these thunderstorms.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Strong to severe storms are possible through the early afternoon with a few late day non severe showers also possible. Any storms that become severe early this afternoon would have a risk for large hail and strong winds.

PLAINS: High – 90s; Low – 50s/60s. Hot and dry to start the afternoon but it’ll end with severe thunderstorms. Large hail, damaging winds and even an isolated tornado are all possible from storms, the strongest of which will probably occur up near the Palmer Divide in areas east of El Paso county. More storms will likely trigger in Las Animas county and move east into Baca with similar threats.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 90s; Low – 50s. Mainly hot and dry through Walsenburg and Trinidad with very high fire danger till 8pm. Storms will likely trigger east of Trinidad through Las Animas county and continue moving east.

Other than a few spotty thunderstorms in the foothills, Saturday should be warm and dry with morning sunshine and afternoon cloud cover. Sunday still looks to be the best chance for thunderstorms from the afternoon to the evening hours. Next week will be primarily dry with the big story being the returning heat as widespread 90s soar back into the forecast.


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