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Garden variety thunderstorms on Thursday, mostly non-severe

Pueblo West lightning storm
Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 15, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
The thunderstorm threat has now pushed east of I-25, where some severe thunderstorms will remain possible through 9-10 o'clock. Otherwise, the atmosphere should get the chance to dry out tonight, with light southerly breezes and near seasonal overnight temperatures.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 57; High: 89. Highs will start to warm up a few degrees on Thursday, with this trend expected through the start of the weekend. Scattered afternoon thunderstorms will move into the Pikes Peak Region anytime after 2 or 3 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 61; High: 94. Seasonably hot highs on Thursday, with a mix of sun and clouds, and scattered afternoon thunderstorms.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 92. The threat for severe weather and flash flooding will be much lower on Thursday, but the chance for scattered afternoon thunderstorms will remain high.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 51; High: 81. Mostly sunny skies in the morning, turning mostly cloudy in the afternoon as more thunderstorms are likely to develop after 2 pm.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Morning sunshine will give way to afternoon thunderstorms, with most storms expected to remain under severe criteria on Thursday.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s. We've seen plenty of big rock and roll thunderstorms the past couple of days across the Plains. The threat for severe weather will continue on Thursday, but shouldn't be as widespread as what we've seen so far this week.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. The afternoon thunderstorm threat will remain in the forecast on Thursday, but the severe weather threat will be far less across the southern I-25 corridor. Highs will be hot, topping out in the lower 90s.

Extended Outlook:
Hotter highs and afternoon thunderstorms on Friday will give way to a drier start to the weekend, with only isolated thundershowers possible by Saturday. Sunday looks a little cooler than Saturday, with a slight uptick in afternoon thunderstorm chances. Overall, this weekend will be hot, with dry skies in the morning followed by a chance of afternoon thunderstorms. We're also watching early next week closely as next Monday could be another active day for Southern Colorado with more severe weather possible.