Weather Alert Day: Flooding concerns return with storms today

Posted at 6:02 AM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-24 08:02:14-04

Today’s Forecast:Areas that saw heavy rain and flooding on Monday should brace for the chance at additional flooding today. Overall, storms do not look as numerous or powerful compared to Monday, but the ground is very wet and it would be easy for roads and low lying areas to pile up water. Storms will start over the mountains today and move southeast into the I-25 corridor. We’ll build up enough heat and energy for severe weather, but a lack of wind shear will mean storms would have a very hard time staying severe for long like the did yesterday. Flooding in the burn scars remains the largest risk, but a few isolated storms packing damaging wind and hail can’t be overlooked, especially around El Paso county.COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 84; Low – 61. Scattered storms likely today in Colorado Springs and the surrounding areas anytime after 3pm. Flooding will be a concern from storms, especially by the Waldo Canyon burn scar and any areas that saw flooding yesterday. An isolated severe storm is possible with damaging hail and winds as the primary threats.PUEBLO: High – 90; Low – 65. Warm and humid through most of the day but scattered showers and storms are possible later today, mainly after 5pm. An isolated severe storm is possible, but not as likely over Pueblo as chances remain better west along highway 50 for hail and stronger wind.CANON CITY: High – 86; Low – 65. Strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are possible today through and around Canon City, mainly after 2pm. Flooding will be the largest concern but we could see a few storms with large hail and strong winds.WOODLAND PARK: High – 76; Low – 52. Scattered showers and thunderstorms look pretty likely over Woodland Park today, but a little later than normal into the afternoon. A few storms could move in early around 1 to 2pm, but most modeling holds storms off till sometime after 3, even 4pm. Storms will likely stay non severe, but we could have some flooding in areas that saw heavy rain yesterday.TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible later today into the early evening. Heavy rain and minor flooding is the biggest risk, but an isolated storm or two could pack large hail and damaging winds.PLAINS: High – 80s/90s; Low – 60s. Storms are possible today across the plains, but not as wide spread as what we saw yesterday. Storm chances are highest over the mountains and I-25 corridor, so as they move east into the plains this evening we’re expecting them to weaken. Isolated flooding in a heavy storm in an area that saw flooding yesterday is possible.WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 60s. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible over the southeast mountains later this afternoon into the evening with flooding a large concern, especially out near that Spring burn scar. One or two storms could be strong as they move into the southern I-25 corridor but they will grow weaker as they move east.WEEKEND OUTLOOK OR NEXT WEATHER MAKER: Heavy rains look to push back into the state Wednesday and then again on Thursday. Flooding will remain the primary concern with storms on Wednesday, but Thursday packs a better chance for wide spread severe weather. Friday looks like the weakest day for rain with better chances returning over the weekend.RELATED LINKS: Drive the Doppler Colorado Temperatures 7-Day Forecast National Temperatures Weather Cameras Wind Chills Traffic Wind Speeds Closings and Delays Photos Take 5 to Prepare Storm Safe