Weather Alert Day: Severe storms return today and tonight

Posted at 5:30 AM, Jul 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-26 07:30:54-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms are back in the forecast today and while it doesn’t look as bad as Monday, we’re still expecting some severe weather. Very humid air will work together with wind support to produce strong to severe thunderstorms later today. Storms will start over the mountains and slowly push east and southeast into the I-25 corridor and then again east to the plains. While severe weather is expected, the actual severe storms look pretty isolated. Localized flooding, strong winds and large hail will be the primary threats. While the chance of this remains very low, an isolated funnel cloud would be possible in storms today, especially as they cross out of the mountains. Storms will continue into the plains tonight where additional heavy rains are possible through midnight, especially towards the Nebraska/Kansas border.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 79; Low – 56. Scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon with severe weather a possibility. One or two storms could show up early this afternoon, but the bulk of the rain looks to show up after 3 to 4pm. If storms were to become severe over the city, localized flooding, strong winds and large hail would be the primary threats.

PUEBLO: High – 87; Low – 60. Storms are once again likely over Pueblo later this afternoon. One or two storms could show up around 2pm, but the bulk of the rain seems to favor timing closer to 5 or 6pm. Like the Springs, if storms become severe localized flooding, strong winds and large hail remain the biggest threats.

CANON CITY: High – 83; Low – 61. Scattered storms look to pass by Canon City, but chances of a direct pass over the town look a little weaker today compared to the last few days. Still, if Canon City sees a storms today it’ll be towards the mid afternoon with localized heavy rain and flooding, as well as some hail, being the main threat.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 71; Low – 48. Storms are on the way for Teller county later today, mainly around 3 to 4pm. Storms could be strong to severe over Teller county and Woodland Park with flooding as the biggest risk, but we could easily get a storm to produce hail and strong winds. Storms will probably pack quite a bit of lightning, so keep that in mind if you’re outside when they start.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely through the area, mainly from the mid to late afternoon. Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible with localized heavy rain, hail and even some very strong winds. Storms will push southeast into the early evening.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 60s. Warm, muggy and dry for most of the day, but after 5 to 6pm a line and wave of storms will move through the plains packing heavy rain, strong winds, hail, and even a possible funnel cloud mainly in areas just east of El Paso county. Wind could be the biggest threat from storms over the plains, and areas that have had flooding recently could also see brief flooding tonight.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the area today, but of the I-25 corridor, severe weather looks least likely in the southern part. A few heavy rains with lightning and small hail are possible, but most storms in this region today look like general monsoon thunderstorms, any storms that cross into eastern Las Animas county could grow stronger. Flooding along the Spring burn scar looks possible.

Scattered storms will stay in the forecast for Friday and Saturday, but severe threats look much weaker. Friday, storms will probably hug the southern mountains and I-25 corridor in the afternoon with only a few showers up around the Pikes Peak region. Saturday, storms looks a bit more widespread across the mountains and plains, with only burn scar flooding as the big risk to watch for. Sunday will be the next big day to watch as severe weather and very heavy rain look to make their return into the afternoon.


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