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Better chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon

Posted at 5:26 AM, Apr 03, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
Unlike Tuesday, we actually have a better chance for rain and thunderstorms to make it out of the mountains and down into the I-25 corridor and plains. While most showers and storms will be non-severe and pretty spread apart, a few stronger storms will be possible in the plains, from Otero to Bent, Prowers and in particular, Baca County. Most of tonight will be dry with clouds clearing out and clear skies greeting southern Colorado by Thursday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High – 58; Low – 33. Building clouds into the morning with mild temperatures and a chance for showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Small, pea-sized hail could fall out of a few storms over the city, but no severe or damaging weather is expected.

PUEBLO: High – 64; Low – 36.  Building clouds into the late morning with warm temperatures and a chance for isolated thunderstorms after 2 pm, but especially after 4 pm. Severe weather is unlikely but thunderstorms with pea-sized, maybe even dime sized hail at the largest, is possible.

CANON CITY: High – 62; Low – 36. Building clouds into the morning with mild temperatures and a chance for isolated showers and thunderstorms after 2 pm. Severe weather is not expected and hail threats of any size remain very low.

WOODLAND PARK: High – 47; Low – 28. Clouds building quickly in the morning with early afternoon rain turning to a rain/snow mixture into the late afternoon and early evening. Air temperatures at the surface will be above freezing for most of the precipitation today, but we still could see a burst of snow. Snow accumulation will likely be minimal, but worst case scenario we could see an inch or two at the most.

TRI-LAKES: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Building clouds into the morning with mild temperatures and scattered showers into the afternoon. A few rumbles of thunder are possible but severe weather is not expected.

PLAINS: High – 60s; Low – 30s. Scattered and isolated thunderstorms will be likely anytime after 2 pm with more widespread storms expected through 4 pm. Severe weather is possible for Otero, Bent, and eastern Las Animas counties, but Baca county, in particular, will be the area to watch for storms to produce large hail and strong winds.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High – 50s; Low – 30s. Building clouds today into the morning with only a few isolated showers and storms possible in the early and mid-afternoon with no severe weather expected.


EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Clear skies tonight will mean a sunny start to Thursday and a quick acceleration into beautiful afternoon temperatures! Highs will be in the 60s and 70s on Thursday, and then widespread 70s by Friday! Saturday is going to be tricky, with a small chance for showers and a few thunderstorms in the afternoon, mainly in the Pikes Peak region. Warm and dry air returns Sunday and sticks around through Tuesday.