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Heavy rain, flash flood threat increases Sunday afternoon

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Posted at 6:13 PM, Jul 18, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
An overnight cold front will bring gusty northerly winds to parts of Southern Colorado after midnight. It will also pump up the humidity with higher dewpoint values, which will set the stage for a wetter and stormier Sunday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 62; High: 86. Showers and thunderstorms will be numerous on Sunday, especially between the hours of 2-6 pm. Periods of heavy rain will be possible across the Pikes Peak Region, especially over the higher elevations.

PUEBLO: Low: 64; High: 91. We're expecting a little break in the heat on Sunday around Pueblo, with highs in the lower 90s. Scattered thunderstorms will develop by early to mid afternoon, with periods of heavy rain possible.

CANON CITY: Low: 63; High: 88. A nice cool down on Sunday, with high cooling by around 10 degrees from Saturday. Afternoon thunderstorm potential builds after 1 pm, with the storm theat winding down by the dinner hour.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 77. Dry morning skies will give way to early to mid afternoon thunderstorms over Teller County. Due to the slow moving nature of these storms, heavy rain is possible in some areas.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Cooler on Sunday, with showers and thunderstorm forming pretty early in the afternoon. These storms will bring the threat of heavy rainfall, gusty winds and small hail to northern El Paso County.

PLAINS: Low: 60S; High: 90s. Triple digit heat is gone by Sunday as we close out the weekend cooler, but more muggy. Thunderstorm chances will increase over the Plains after 3 pm.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 80s. Partly sunny skies early will give way to showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Areas of heavy rain will be possible due to the slow moving nature of any storms that do develop.

Extended Outlook:
Monday's storm threat will be a little more on the spotty side before rain chances rise again Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll be watching the middle of the week closely for the potential for burn scar flooding and severe thunderstorms east of the mountains. Highs each afternoon will remain pretty close to seasonal norms, with 70s for our mountain towns, and 80s and 90s for the lower elevations.