Thursday Forecast: Warm with more thunderstorms

Posted at 5:44 AM, Aug 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-16 14:29:26-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms today are going to favor the mountains, but that doesn’t mean the lower elevations should plan on a dry day. Storms will start out in the mountains, first down on the Sangre De Cristos and the southern I-25 corridor from Walsenburg to Trinidad. Storms will fill up the mountains from the Pikes Peak region down through the northern Sangre De Cristos, and a few of these will push east towards areas like Canon City and Pueblo. The plains will primarily be hot and dry today with only a couple isolated storms possible.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 84; Low – 58. A pretty nice day is coming to Colorado Springs, but we still have that chance for storms. Storms today look much more likely over the mountains west of the city, but modeling is still supporting a stray storm or two crossing into the city anytime after 3pm. If storms actually do cross over, an isolated heavy rain or two would be what we watch for.

PUEBLO: High – 91; Low – 62. Compared to Colorado Springs, Pueblo has a slightly better chance of seeing rain and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Before any rain shows up, we’ll be pretty warm and muggy across the city. If storms move into Pueblo,they’ll come out of Fremont county with heavy rain the biggest potential threat.

CANON CITY: High – 88; Low – 63. Scattered rain and thunderstorms are likely through Fremont county, including Canon City today. Storms will start in the mountains around and west of the city and then likely push east towards areas like Penrose, Florence, and eventually Pueblo county. Heavy rain and lightning would be the biggest thing to watch for in storms today.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 76; Low – 50. Scattered showers and a few stray thunderstorms are possible through Woodland Park this afternoon. Storms are more likely through central and southern Teller county from the afternoon to the end of the day. Storms should stay non severe with light to moderate rain.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 50s. A few stray showers and thunderstorms are possible later today but the chances the Tri-Lakes are will stay dry are much higher. It’ll be nice and warm before any rain tries to move into the area, any storms that do push through should not be severe.

PLAINS: High – 80s/90s; Low – 60s. The plains are looking mainly dry and hot. Highs will be in the low 90s and a few upper 80s through the afternoon with a muggy feel. A few stray showers and storms could pop up or move into the area as they push east away from the I-25 corridor. We’ll likely be too warm and dry for much rain.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Scattered showers and storms, some of which could be a little strong with heavy rain, will move out of the mountains and into the southern I-25 corridor. More storms will be likely off and on through the afternoon to the end of the day. While severe storms are not expected, heavy rain the last few days will keep flash flooding concerns high, especially over the burn scars.

Friday we’re going to see more rain push through southern Colorado, and this time it could pack a punch. Very heavy rain looks like for several places Friday afternoon through the evening, and that means flooding concerns are high. Saturday we’ll also see a chance for thunderstorms, but this time we’ll see a much better chance for severe weather. Storms with hail and strong winds are much more likely on Saturday, especially through the plains.