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Drier skies and warming highs this week for Southern Colorado

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Posted at 5:54 PM, Jul 05, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
Storms may drift off of the mountains through early this evening, and impact areas along and east of I-25. Thunderstorm development will be fairly spotty, with the best chances across the Pikes Peak Region. Moisture will decrease overnight tonight, leading us to a sunny start to our Monday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 56; High: 89. Leftover moisture from weekend storms will help maintain a chance for spotty afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Best chances for development will be between 4 and 8 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 60; High: 95. Monday's weather will be warmer than the weekend and likely dry. Highs will be warmer than average, and only getting hotter throughout the week.

CANON CITY: Low: 60; High: 91. Dry skies and sunshine early will give way to scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some thunderstorms could be on the strong side, but severe weather is not expected on Monday.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 50; High: 80. Sunny skies early, with the afternoon hours potentially stormy across Teller County. Storms aren't expected to turn severe on Monday.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Hotter highs and spotty thunderstorms on Monday for northern El Paso County. Best chances for rain will be anytime after 3 pm.

PLAINS: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. Sunny and hot on Monday, with highs warming into the lower to middle 90s.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Sunny in the morning, with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon and a chance for spotty thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook:
An isolated thunderstorm or two will again be possible on Tuesday, with the best chances for convection over the mountains. Beginning Wednesday, a large dome of high pressure moving into Southern Colorado from the Desert Southwest will bring significant heat to our forecast. This stretch of hot and dry weather will last through the weekend, with 90s and 100s each afternoon across the lower elevations.