Today’s Forecast: Today is a First Alert5 Weather Alert Day. Clouds this morning will clear a bit and make way to a warm day. Temperatures will be just above average for most cities. Then this afternoon, and continuing overnight, numerous showers and isolated strong storms will impact Colorado. Starting in the mountains, storm will move northeast through the day and the main hazards will be mountain and urban flash flooding due to locally heavy rain. Burn scars will be especially susceptible today. Into the Plains, an isolated severe thunderstorm is possible, with quarter size hail and wind gusts to 60 mph possible.This is due to a monsoon pattern over Colorado, with high pressure southeast of us and low pressure to our northwest. This transports Pacific moisture and subtropical air from Mexico into the region, which lead to high water content in our atmosphere.
COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 85; Low - 61. Warm today with partly cloudy conditions, to a high of 85°. Watch for thunderstorms mid-afternoon and into the early evening. These have the potential to produce localized flooding and frequent lightning. Hail is possible, but should remain non-severe in size (less than 1 inch diameter). Eastern El Paso has a higher chance of hail today.
PUEBLO: High - 93; Low - 65. Very warm today, to the low 90s with sunshine. Storms are possible late afternoon and through the evening. Strong thunderstorms are possible with gusty wind, small hail, and heavy rain. An isolated severe storm is possible in Pueblo county this evening.
CANON CITY: High - 89; Low - 66. Temperatures will stay just below the 90s today, with partly cloudy conditions. Showers and thunderstorms are likely by mid-afternoon through tonight, with the potential for flooding rains. Watch for lightning as well through tonight.
WOODLAND PARK: High - 74; Low - 54. Temperatures will peak in the mid 70s by noon and then scattered showers and clouds are expected for the rest of the day, continuing tonight. Watch for lightning and heavy rain.
TRI-LAKES: High - 70s; Low - 50s. Temperatures will warm to the upper 70s early today until showers develop in the early afternoon. Heavy rain and lightning will be the main threats through the evening.
PLAINS: High - 80s/90s; Low - 60s. There is a marginal risk of severe weather for the Colorado Plains today, and the Plains north of HWY 50 tomorrow. There will be scattered thunderstorms this afternoon and evening, with an isolated severe storm. This includes quarter sized hail and wind gusts 58 mph or greater.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Expect mid to upper 80s today, with showers and thunderstorms rolling off the mountains and Raton pass in the mid-afternoon. The Spring burn scar and urban zones will be susceptible to flash flooding today.
Extended Outlook: Sunday the monsoon pattern remains, with more scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon. Next we will be gradually drying and warming each day.