Weather Alert Day: Storms pack heavy rain and possibly hail later today

Posted at 5:21 AM, Jul 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-17 07:21:01-04

Today’s Forecast:
Warm and humid today with storms once again back in the forecast. Thunderstorms look likely this afternoon, starting in the mountains and then slowly moving east to the I-25 corridor and then once again east through the plains. Storms could easily be severe today, especially in eastern El Paso county, where large hail and strong winds remain the main threats. Heavy rain will likely fall in the mountains and through the I-25 corridor, so flooding will also be a small concern, mainly for areas around fresh burn scars.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 86; Low – 60. Muggy and dry through the morning with storms showing up in the early afternoon through the early evening. Storms should push into the city anytime around or after 2pm today and leave sometime after 6pm. Heavy rain and lightning are the primary threats from storms, but if you live in the city just know I think hail up to the size of a nickle is possible, and we can’t rule out damaging hail firing briefly over the city.

PUEBLO: High – 93; Low – 64. Hot and muggy from the morning to the early afternoon, but heavy rains look pretty likely later today into the early evening. Heavy rains, lightning and some small hail are all possible in storms that form in or near Pueblo today.

CANON CITY: High – 90; Low – 65. Hot and muggy this morning but early this afternoon through the early evening, storms are expected to cross into Canon City. Heavy rains, lightning and small hail are all possible from storms, small street flooding is also a possibility.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 77; Low – 51. Storms look very likely in Woodland Park from the early to mid afternoon. A lot of lighting would be likely from storms but heavy rains and small hail are also a strong possibility. Flooding by the Chateau burn scar would be likely from these storms.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s/80s; Low – 50s. Scattered storms are possible from the afternoon to the early evening. Heavy rains, lightning and small hail are the main threats from any storm activity today.

PLAINS: High – 90s; Low – 60s. Hot and muggy through the mid afternoon but storms with heavy rain and lightning are expected to work east through the plains late today and tonight. Flooding will likely not be an issue but water could stack up a bit in low lying areas that have seen heavy rain over the past few days.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s/60s. Storms with heavy rain, lightning, and small hail are all possible this afternoon through the early evening. Flooding in the Spring burn scar areas will once again be a large possibility.

Dry and hot weather takes over for Wednesday and Thursday. The hottest day of the week looks to be Thursday with Colorado Springs warming into the mid 90s and Pueblo to the lower triple digits. Monsoon moisture returns this coming weekend, starting late Friday and then returning every afternoon into early next week.


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