Weather Alert Day: Damaging hail still possible but much less likely

Posted at 6:39 AM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 14:29:37-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms that started up around Weld county Colorado have screamed south through the state generally east of I-25, but Colorado Springs has seen plenty of rain, gusty winds and lightning as storms scraped the east side of the city around lunch time. The line of storms will continue to race south towards highway 50 putting down strong winds, heavy rain, lightning and even hail up to a quarter in size. A few mroe scattered afternoon storms are likely in the mountains, but the severe threat for the afternoon in areas that have already seen rain has been basically erased.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 73; Low – 57. A line of storms that scraped the east side of the city is going to keep moving south towards Pueblo and the southern El Paso county line. A few more scattered and isolated showers behind this line are possible in the afternoon, but the rain cooled air has very likely cancelled any severe threats for the afternoon. We should still be wary with how much moisture is in the atmosphere.

PUEBLO: High – 83; Low – 62. A strong and severe line of storms is now taking a more direct aim on Pueblo. These storms could drop heavy rain, lightning and hail up to a quarter in size. A few storms have been pushing winds out over 40 mph, this could happen right through the city. The hope is that rain cooled air will help weaken thunderstorms as they push towards Pueblo.

CANON CITY: High – 80; Low – 61. Isolated and scattered thunderstorms are possible around Canon City this afternoon. Storms could be strong to severe through Canon City with large hail and lightning as the main severe threats.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 65; Low – 48. A few isolated and scattered storms are possible later this afternoon and evening but most updated modeling has little to no rain sparking through the area. Any storms that develop could produce a few heavy rains and small hail.

TRI-LAKES: High – 60s; Low – 50s. A few isolated shower or thunderstorms may pop up in the area, but it now looks like cooler air from storms east of the Tri-Lakes will keep the area dry through the day with highs much lower than expected this morning.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 60s. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms is pushing south towards highway 50. These storms have been packing hail up to a quarter in size and very strong winds, hopefully rain cooled air out in front of these storms will continue to weaken them as they pass south.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Scattered and isolated strong to possibly severe thunderstorms are possible later on today through the afternoon. Most activity will probably stay west into the mountains.

Chance for storms are back again on Thursday, but lower severe chances are expected with most of the rain staying out west into the mountains. Friday a few scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible, but most of the region should expect a beautiful and dry day. Dry, sunny weather soars into the weekend with highs back in the 80s and a few 90s.