4th of July Forecast: Hot and dry for most of us!

Posted at 5:34 AM, Jul 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-04 07:34:54-04

Today’s Forecast:
Happy Independence day everyone! We’re looking pretty hot out there today with only a few areas looking likely to see rain and thunderstorms. The two best areas for storms look to be along the Palmer Divide and Baca/Prowers counties from the afternoon through the overnight hours. The winds will slowly turn out of the north later today and tonight as a cold front slips south through the area. The winds behind the front could get pretty gusty (possibly between 30 to 40mph), especially in the plains. Storms could be severe today, especially from the Palmer Divide north with strong winds being the main concern.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 90; Low – 60. Hot and dry across the city with a stronger breeze through the afternoon turning to the north and northeast. A stray shower or storm is possible late today but the chances we’ll stay dry are much higher.

PUEBLO: High – 99; Low – 64. Very hot and dry today with a stronger wind through the afternoon. Fire danger will stay elevated today.

CANON CITY: High – 98; Low – 66. Short description of conditions for today and morning weather conditions.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 82; Low – 51. An isolated thunderstorm or two is possible through the late afternoon but dry, warm air with gusty afternoon winds are more likely.

TRI-LAKES: High – 80s; Low – 50s. An isolated mid afternoon storm is possible but the best area for rain will be east of the Tri Cities along the Palmer Divide.

PLAINS: High – 90s/100s; Low – 60s. Very hot again and mainly dry except for Baca, Prowers and Kiowa counties. Storms in those counties are likely after 2pm and will likely persist into the evening hours. Heavy rain and strong winds are the 2 main threats.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 90s; Low – 50s. Dry, hot and windy again today. Fire danger will stay elevated.

Heavy rains return Thursday, especially through the high terrain. Weak westerly flow will try and push storms into the I-25 corridor through the late afternoon and early evening hours and hopefully across the plains. Heavy rain and flash flooding, mainly across the burn scars, will be the primary threat from storms on Thursday. Friday weak moisture could kick up a few storms over the high terrain in the afternoon but buckle up, because dry and hot weather returns this weekend and lasts well into next week.


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