Tuesday Forecast: Thunderstorms are back!

Posted at 6:23 AM, Aug 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-14 08:59:46-04

Today’s Forecast:
Monsoon moisture is back and you know what that means… rain! Storms will start over the mountains, move east and southeast into the I-25 corridor and then fade and dry up as they move to the plains. Storms are not expected to be severe but we could still see plenty of heavy rain, and even small hail around the Pikes Peak region. Flooding is not expected since the weekend stayed dry, but burn scars will need to be monitored in case we get heavy rain to sit over top of them.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 81; Low – 56. Storms will start west of Colorado Sprigns in the mountains of Teller county and then move east through the city. Timing looks to have storms arriving around 3pm and with moderate to heavy rain falling through 5pm. A few scattered showers are going to possible off and on from 6pm through the early evening. Storms should be non severe through the Springs, but I’m expecting plenty of rain, some of it quite heavy at times, with pea to dime sized hail also a possibility.

PUEBLO: High – 87; Low – 60. Warm and dry through the morning and afternoon, but rain is possible by the end of the day. Storm chances are lowest through Pueble, but if we do see storms, they will start west of Pueblo in Fremont county and north in El Paso. Storms would push in through the city mainly after 5pm. Heavy rains are possible in Pueblo but most modeling is suggesting that if Pueblo does actually see rain, it’ll light and spotty.

CANON CITY: High – 84; Low – 61. Showers and thunderstorms are possible through Canon City mainly between 3 to 5pm today. A few storms could put down heavy rain, but most of the moisture will fall in the higher terrain north and west of the city. A spotty shower or two could clip the city after 5, but chances we’ll stay dry past then are much higher.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 74; Low – 50. Rain is on the way, and it looks pretty heavy through Teller county and Woodland Park. Storms will start around 2pm today and slowly move east and southeast towards El Paso county. Heavy rain and lightning are the main things to watch for, but small hail is also a possibility.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. Like Colorado Springs, rain and thunderstorms are expected in the afternoon. Timing looks to see the first round of storms push through after 3pm, but we’ll probably see off and on rain after 6pm through the early evening. A few storms could be strong with heavy rain, lightning, and small hail.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 60s. Storms are possible through the plains, mainly as rain leaves the I-25 corridor. Warmer air over the plains will probably dry most of the rain that moves east of El Paso and Pueblo counties early this evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Showers and thunderstorms, plenty of which could be strong and heavy, will move through the area later today and early tonight. Storms will start in the mountains west of the I-25 corridor but then push into Walsenburg and down to Trinidad after 4 to 5pm. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail remain the biggest threats from storms today.

Monsoon moisture sticks around through the rest of the week and into the early part of the weekend. Storms tomorrow have a better chance of being severe tomorrow mainly across the plains, especially in areas east and southeast of Pueblo. Saturday looks like the next widespread, heavy rain for the area. A big cold front will kick through Sunday into Monday, that’ll be our first taste of fall!