Thursday Weather: Morning I-25 showers to afternoon storms on the plains

Posted at 6:11 AM, Sep 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-20 08:44:43-04

Today’s Forecast:
FINALLY! Colorado saw light rain overnight and we are still going to see rain through the morning! There are two areas of rain to watch today, one moving east from Saguache/Custer and Fremont counties to the I-25 corridor, and a second batch in northern New Mexico. The rain over by Saguache/Fremont counties will move east to the I-25 corridor this morning bringing off and on light showers from Monument through Springs down into the Pueblo area and then move east to the plains. The second round over new Mexico will push into the southern I-25 corridor over the southern mountains and then move to the eastern plains where storms could become strong as they near the border.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 80; Low – 46. Sprinkles and light showers off and on through the mid morning but we should be dry from lunch through the end of the day. Cloud cover this morning will be replaced with sunshine and warmer air in the afternoon.

PUEBLO: High – 86; Low – 48. Off and on light showers and sprinkles are possible in Pueblo through the late morning, but keep in mind areas west and north of the city have a better chance for light rain.

CANON CITY: High – 84; Low – 48. Light showers and sprinkles are expected off and on through the morning but we should be dry by lunch. Sunny skies and warmer air move in through the afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 70; Low – 40. Sprinkles and isolated light showers in the morning with sunny skies breaking out in the later morning and beautiful air moving into the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Light showers and sprinkles off and on through the morning but dry by lunch time. Sunnier skies and warmer air move into the afternoon, but storms east of the Tri Lakes area on the Palmer Divide are likely in the mid afternoon.

PLAINS: High – 80s; Low – 50s. Dry through the morning but rain coming out of the I-25 corridor will get stronger as storms form and push closer to the eastern border. Heavy rain, strong winds and small hail are all possible from storms today, especially in Bent, Prowers, and Baca counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 70s; Low – 40s. Rain and thunderstorms will push into the southern mountains and I-25 corridor late this morning around lunch time and then move east into the plains. A few heavy rains are possible but severe weather is not expected.

Another cold front will move through southern Colorado later today and tonight sending temperatures for Friday about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than we’ll be today! Up slope flow in the morning will probably give us some cloud cover and possibly rain over the mountains, but most modeling only has scattered showers over the southern mountains. Most of Friday will be sunny and gorgeous with highs below average for both Springs and Pueblo and the weekend looks dry and beautiful!