Heavier rain likely over Southern Colorado on Tuesday

Lake Pueblo
Posted at 6:53 PM, Jul 27, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
It's shaping up to be a busy evening across parts of Southern Colorado. Flash Flood Watches will remain in effect until midnight for our recent burn scars. Based on current model analysis, the Decker Fire burn scar and Hayden Pass burn scar could see some very heavy rain between 7 and 11 pm. Just about anywhere else, there will be the potential for isolated thunderstorms through late this evening.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 59; High: 80. More comfortable weather temperature-wise with below average highs expected on Tuesday. The real story will be the rain and thunderstorm potential for the afternoon and evening hours, with periods of heavy rain possible.

PUEBLO: Low: 62; High: 85. Muggy on Tuesday, but at least highs will stay in the 80s. The afternoon hours will feature scattered showers and thunderstorms, with the potential for heavy downpours and urban flooding.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 83. Not as hot as it can be this time of the year, but it will be a muggy day on Tuesday, with the potential for a wet and stormy afternoon. Rain could be heavy at times, with possible roadway and urban flooding.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 50; High: 71. Mild and muggy on Tuesday, with a pretty wet afternoon on tap across Teller County. Afternoon storms could bring heavy downpours and the potential for urban and roadway flooding.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 70s. Highs will stay below average on Tuesday before warming back up on Wednesday. It will also remain muggy, with a good chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 80s. With highs in the 80s, the eastern Plains will see another unseasonably cool day. Showers and thunderstorms will move in by late afternoon, with rain possible through Tuesday night. Severe weather is not expected in the area, but flooding will be possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Pleasant highs on Tuesday, although it will be muggy again across the southern part of the state. Afternoon showers and thunderstorms could prove to be heavy at times, with urban and roadway flooding possible.

Extended Outlook:
High pressure will set up over northern Arizona by Wednesday, which will bring us a drier day. Enough leftover moisture could be present that we can't rule out some mountain thunderstorms, but east of the mountains, it should stay dry. Our next weather maker comes in Thursday as a cold front drops in from the north. For now, it looks like the heavier rain stays east of us, but any change in the forecast could mean a rainy and windy Thursday night for some areas.