Afternoon thunderstorms likely Sunday for Southern Colorado

Beaver Lake, Gunnison County, Colorado
Posted at 6:26 PM, Aug 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-15 20:26:44-04

Tonight's Forecast:
The main thunderstorm threat this evening will continue over the Plains and eastern parts of Colorado. Supercell development could lead to large hail and 60-70 mph wind gusts, with the main threat expected to wind down after sunset. The overnight hours will be hazy and smoky as the air quality locally remains poor due to the western Colorado wildfires.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 88. Smoke and haze will continue to be the big story during the morning hours. Spotty afternoon and evening thunderstorms will be possible anytime after the lunch hour.

PUEBLO: Low: 62; High: 93. Sunday's weather should be a little cooler, with highs warming into the lower to middle 90s. A few hit or miss thunderstorms will be possible by the afternoon, with the threat for rain coming to an end by 8 pm.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 91. Hazy skies early will turn mostly cloudy by the afternoon, with increasing chances for scattered showers and thunderstorms across Fremont County.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 53; High: 81. Pleasant highs and smoky skies on Sunday, with the chance for scattered afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Highs on Sunday will be similar to what we saw Saturday. Hazy and smoky skies early will give way to a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Hot highs and smoky skies on Sunday across the Plains of Colorado. Thunderstorms will be possible by late afternoon, and continue through the evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. With highs on Sunday warming close to the 90 degree mark, it will be a hot end to the weekend. Thunderstorms will be possible during the afternoon and evening hours.

Extended Outlook:
Our forecast is expected to dry out early next week as high pressure over the Great Basin strengthens and builds back towards Colorado. This will boost temperatures across the area, and by Tuesday, it will be hot! Near daily storm chances are expected towards the end of next week, with the focus of the afternoon convection being over the higher terrain.