Hazy today with dry weather in the plains and flash flooding in the mountains

Angela Ibarra GOG
Posted at 5:47 AM, Aug 02, 2021

Today’s Forecast:
Hazy for I-25 and the plains due to wildfire smoke. Conditions will stay dry for I-25 and the plains today. But flash flood watches still remain in place for Colorado mountain areas and the high country.

Showers and thunderstorms will be underway in the mountains by noon and will last through the evening. On the saturated ground, it won't take much to create runoff and flash flood conditions today.

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COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 83; Low: 57. Warm and hazy today with partly cloudy conditions and a low chance for an evening thunderstorm.

PUEBLO: High: 88; Low: 61. Warmer today and dry with wildfire smoke creating a haze in the sky.

CANON CITY: High: 84; Low: 63. A warm day with clouds building in the afternoon and a chance for a thunderstorm.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 74; Low: 51. Warmer today with an isolated thunderstorm possible this afternoon or evening.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Low 80s today with wildfire smoke and a few clouds and a slight chance of an evening thunderstorm.

PLAINS: High: 80s/90s; Low: 50s/60s. Mid-80s to low 90s and staying dry today with wildfire smoke haze in the sky.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Low to mid-80s today with afternoon clouds and a chance for an evening thunderstorm.

MOUNTAINS: High: 70s; Low: 50s. Sunny to start with increasing clouds during the day and showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Flash Flood Watch for the central mountains, central and western Fremont County, the Sangre De Cristo and Wet Mountains, the Wet Mountain Valley, Huerfano county, the eastern San Juan, and La Garita Mountains.

Extended Outlook:
On Tuesday some of the mountain rain and thunderstorms will make it to the I-25 corridor. Urban flash flooding is possible with the isolated storms expected tomorrow. Wednesday brings scattered thunderstorms once again, this time to the southern mountains and SE plains. Then conditions will dry out and warm up through the end of the week and into the weekend.

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