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Dry and mild tonight after strong to severe storms this afternoon

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Posted at 7:32 PM, Jul 05, 2019

Afternoon Forecast:
Strong to severe thunderstorms are possible from the afternoon through the evening across southern Colorado. Storms will start up around the Palmer Divide in the Pikes Peak Region, as well as in the Walsenburg to Trindad stretch of I-25. Storms will move east into the plains, quickly growing large and strong. Storms threats include large hail, heavy rain, lightning, strong winds, and even an isolated tornado. The best area for severe thunderstorms is eastern El Paso County as well as the plains along and north of highway 50.

Tonight's Forecast:
Storms will move east through the plains through the early evening, with dry skies expected by 11 pm for most of the region. Storms could be very strong and remain severe, especially along and north of highway 50 from 7 to 11 pm tonight. After storms dry up, we'll just see mild and dry skies from midnight to early Saturday morning with lows falling into the upper 50s and low 60s east of the mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low – 57; High – 75. Strong to severe storms are possible through the afternoon with mainly dry skies through the evening. Large hail, heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds are all possible in storms later today. We'll stay dry overnight with mild temperatures by Saturday morning.

PUEBLO: Low – 61; High – 82. Hot and mostly dry skies are expected through the afternoon, but isolated storms are still possible. If any storms roll through Pueblo this afternoon they could easily be severe with large hail and heavy rain. Tonight will stay dry and warm into Saturday morning.

CANON CITY: Low – 62; High – 79. Hot and mostly dry skies are expected through the afternoon, but a stray thunderstorm is still possible. If any storms roll through town this afternoon they could become strong with heavy rain and small to moderate sized hail. Tonight will stay dry and warm into Saturday morning.

WOODLAND PARK: Low – 50; High – 68. Scattered thunderstorms are possible through the afternoon with dry skies into the evening. Storms today that develop in town could produce heavy rain, lightning, and small hail. Most of tonight will stay dry with cool temperatures into Saturday morning.

TRI-LAKES: Low – 50s; High – 70s. Strong to severe storms are possible through the afternoon with mainly dry skies through the evening. Large hail, heavy rain, lightning, and strong winds are all possible in storms later today. We'll stay dry overnight with mild temperatures by Saturday morning.

PLAINS: Low – 60s; High – 80. Strong to severe storms are possible through the afternoon with mainly dry skies through the evening. Large hail, heavy rain, lightning, strong winds, and isolated tornadoes are all possible in storms later today. While most areas east of I-25 in the plains could see strong storms, the strongest and likely severe will probably form along and north of highway 50 from the late afternoon through the early evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low – 50s; High – 70s. Strong storms are possible in the Walsenburg to Trinidad I-25 corridor but will quickly move east into the plains and grow stronger through the afternoon. Heavy rain, lightning and small to moderate sized hail are possible before storms leave the southern I-25 corridor. Most of tonight will be warm and dry into Saturday morning.

EXTENDED OUTLOOK:
Stronger rain and more widespread storms come back into the forecast on Saturday, with scattered storms on Sunday. Storms stick around through Monday, but we'll heat up and dry out next week by Tuesday and Wednesday.