August heat with spotty thunderstorms

Garden of the Gods
Posted at 5:53 AM, Aug 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-06 19:40:02-04

Today’s Forecast:
Heat and spotty thunderstorms are the two big players in today's forecast. Storm action will be limited today because of monsoon moisture being pushed west of the state and the lack of an east wind to help spark storms against the mountains. Temperatures will be very warm through the region, especially in Pueblo and east into the plains. Any rain that makes it out of the mountains will dry up by midnight, leaving us with a warm and dry start for Wednesday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 92; Low - 63. Hot with increasing clouds through the afternoon. Rain will stay mostly in the mountains but an isolated storm is possible in the mid afternoon. No severe weather is expected.

PUEBLO: High - 98; Low - 65. Very hot through the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms possible at the end of the day. Any rain would move in from Fremont County and stay non severe. Lightning and gusty winds are the prime storm threats today.

CANON CITY: High - 96; Low - 66. Hot today with storm chances best of the mountains and east of town. If any shower or storm does cross through Canon City, gusty winds and lightning are the main threats.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 83; Low - 54. Warm into the afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms possible in the middle of the day. Storm chances remain best in and around town, but if rain does move through Woodland Park, severe weather is not expected.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Hot into the afternoon with a stray showers and thunderstorm possible by the mid afternoon. Storm chances remain best of the mountains but any storm that wanders through the area will have gusty winds and lightning.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Very hot with most of the area staying dry today and tonight. Highs will be well into the 90s through the afternoon with plenty of sunshine, so bring lots of water if you're working outside. A few storms are possible along and south of highway 50, especially east of the Raton Mesa and whatever storm survives through Pueblo.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Hot into the afternoon with a small chance for isolated thunderstorms, especially near the Raton Mesa and west of the interstate in the mountains.

Extended Outlook:
East winds tomorrow will help to push thunderstorms up against the mountains and then east of the plains. Storm chances are even better by Thursday and Friday, with cooling temperatures into the weekend. At the moment, severe weather is not expected for any day this week.