Weather Alert Day: Heavy rain, severe storms possible today and tonight

Posted at 5:39 AM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 07:39:30-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms move back into southern Colorado later today and tonight packing heavy rain and possibly severe weather. Temperatures will be cooler than normal today due to cold front pushing into the region this afternoon. Storms will start over the high terrain, scattered through the southeast mountains but more widespread in the Pikes Peak region. Heavy rains in the mountains will spill into the I-25 corridor, where storms can then easily become very severe due to the very unstable air the atmosphere will produce. After the first round of afternoon storms this afternoon, we’ll have so much moisture left in the air we could see more storms lasting well into the overnight hours from the Pikes Peak region to the plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 77; Low – 58. Mild and humid today until storms move in after 2pm today. The first round of storms will pack heavy rain, lightning, and the possibility for flooding, large hail, and damaging winds. Storms will move east into the plains but a second round of storms will be possible tonight with heavy rain and lightning as the biggest threats.

PUEBLO: High – 84; Low – 63. Warm and humid today but look to push into the city after 4pm today. Storms will pack heavy rain, lightning but also a chance for severe weather with hail, strong winds and even minor flooding as the main threats. A second round of storms is possible again late tonight with heavy rain and lightning as the biggest threats.

CANON CITY: High – 81; Low – 62. Storms look possible across Canon City, but not quite as likely as areas like Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Most modeling steers the storms around but not through Canon City this afternoon into the evening. Still, with all the moisture out there, Canon City should still plan on a chance for heavy rain and possible severe weather anytime after 3pm today with more scattered showers possible again tonight.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 68; Low – 49. Storms with heavy rain and a small possibility for severe weather are expected later today with more rain returning tonight. The first round of storms this afternoon will likely have the best chance for being severe with flooding and hail as the biggest threats.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. Heavy rains with strong to severe storms are possible later on today and tonight as storms push through the Pikes Peak region. Storm timing looks to be anytime after 2pm today with heavy rain, lightning and even hail as the main threats from storms. A second round of heavy rain is possible again tonight.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 60s. Fairly warm and humid once again today with a line of strong to severe thunderstorms possible late today but mainly tonight. Storms would be strongest from the late afternoon to the early evening with large hail, damaging winds and heavy rains being the main threats. More rain through the overnight hours looks likely with occasional downpours and plenty of lightning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Storms start over the high terrain with flooding possible in the southeast mountains, especially near the burn scars. Heavy rain, hail and strong winds are possible as storms cross into the southern I-25 corridor and then move east into the plains.

Monsoon moisture sticks around through the entire week with daily rain chances lasting all the way through the weekend. Tomorrow we’ll warm up a bit more and storms will likely stay closer to the mountains and I-25 corridor, but a few stronger storms will still be possible.


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