Heat returns Monday, with scattered afternoon thunderstorms

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Posted at 6:22 PM, Jul 12, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
The main threat for thunderstorms has now pushed east of the I-25 corridor, with strong to severe thunderstorms mainly possible across the Eastern Plains through 9 or 10 pm. One of the areas that we'll be watching the closest is the Lower Arkansas River Valley. After midnight, a few brief showers will be possible as the atmosphere remains pretty muggy overnight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 62; High: 94. Big heat is back on Monday, with highs nearly 10 degrees above average for this time of the year. Spotty afternoon thunderstorms will be possible across the Pikes Peak Region anytime after 2 pm.

PUEBLO: Low: 67; High: 102. Extra hot in Pueblo on Monday, and still pretty humid for Southern Colorado standards. Spotty afternoon thunderstorms will be possible after a dry morning.

CANON CITY: Low: 67; High: 98. Hot highs in the Canon City area on Monday, with spotty to scattered afternoon thunderstorms. Some storms could be on the strong side.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 56; High: 84. Dry skies early will give way to scattered afternoon thunderstorms over Teller County. Best chances for rain will be between 1 and 5 pm.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s/90s. Another mountain wave will provide the atmosphere with enough energy that we'll see the potential for scattered showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon hours. It will also be hot out there on Monday.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. Big heat returns on Monday, with highs soaring into the upper 90s and lower 100s. Keep an eye on the sky as a slight chance of thunderstorms will be possible by late afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Hot and toasty on Monday, with the potential for scattered afternoon thunderstorms in the forecast anytime after 2 pm.

Extended Outlook:
A cold front will slide into Southern Colorado on Tuesday. This will cool down our daytime highs by a few degrees each day through Wednesday, and maintain daily chances for afternoon thunderstorms. Warmer weather returns late in the week, with a small break from rain for the lower elevations.