Friday Morning Weather: Hot with scattered storms later today and tonight

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 07:53:02-04

Today’s Forecast:
Monsoon moisture starts to come back to southern Colorado today, but that doesn’t mean everyone is going to get rain. On top of the storm potential, it’s going to be a HOT day once again! Storms today will start over the high terrain west of the I-25 corridor. Weak winds will slowly push them east into the plains, but the best areas to see rain seem to be along and south of the highway 50 corridor. Scattered storms are still possible in the Pikes Peak region this afternoon into the early evening, but the best chances remain south. Severe weather is possible in the far eastern plains from Prowers to Kiowa counties and areas north, large hail and damaging winds are both possible.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 93; Low – 62. Hot and dry for the majority of your day. Scattered storms are possible across the city anytime after 2pm, but very dry air will likely dry out most rain that tries to move in. The best areas for rain are over the mountains to our west, and areas south closer to the Pueblo county line.

PUEBLO: High – 103; Low – 66. Storms are more likely in Pueblo compared to Colorado Springs… but don’t let that get your hopes too high. It will be very hot in Pueblo with highs in the lower triple digits. That amount of heat may limit storm potential, any rain i the city would likely move in from storms that spark over the Wet mountains. Storms would move east into the early evening.

CANON CITY: High – 98; Low – 67. Very hot today and while there is a small chance for a few scattered showers and thunderstorms, Canon City itself will probably stay dry. Storms look more like in the high terrain areas around the city.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 84; Low – 54. Scattered showers and thunderstorms look possible in Woodland Park this afternoon, mainly we’re thinking anytime after the noon hour with off and on showers possible into the evening. Heavy rain would be possible in these storms.

TRI-LAKES: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Similar to Colorado Springs, while we could see s scattered storm or two, it’s a much better chance we’ll stay hot and dry in the Tri Lakes today. Any storms today would move in after 2pm, but chances for that moisture are better west of the city in the mountains.

PLAINS: High – 100s; Low – 60s. Very hot weather comes this afternoon with rain to follow through the overnight hours. Storms look to slowly push east out of the mountains and slowly work east into the plains. A large cluster of storms look to blow up around Otero and Crowly county after 4pm today and then keep pushing east and northeast. A second area of storms could push into Prowers and Kiowa counties, this is the area where severe weather is much more likely.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 90s; Low – 60s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms look very likely through the southern I-25 corridor later today and tonight. Storms will start over the mountains and possible the Raton Mesa, storms will slowly spread east into the southern i-25 corridor as well as east through Las Animas county. Heavy rain and lightning are the biggest risks from storms today, as usual flooding by the Spring burn scar is a possibility.

Monsoon moisture arrives today, and it sticks around for awhile! Saturday we have scattered storm chances back int he area, but the chances stay best over the mountains. Sunday now looks like a very wet day for most of the area with heavy rain a large possibility. A cold front Monday will kick temperatures back into the 70s and 80s with storm chances still looking fairly strong.


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