Hot again with strong afternoon storms possible

Sangre De Cristos near Westcliffe
Posted at 5:37 AM, Jul 03, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
We're going to be very hot again across southern Colorado today with highs in most of the lower elevations reaching the low to upper 90s and even a few triple digits. Storms will be back this afternoon, starting over the mountains around lunchtime and then drifting east into the I-25 corridor and plains. Storms could be strong today but the best severe chances are in northeast Colorado.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 90; Low: 58. Hot today with storms likely in the afternoon and possibly early this evening. Storms could be strong with heavy rain, lightning, and small hail.

PUEBLO: High: 96; Low: 61. Very hot today with spotty daytime or early evening thunderstorms possible. Brief heavy rain and lightning are the main threats.

CANON CITY: High: 93; Low: 60. Hot today with spotty and isolated daytime or early evening thunderstorms that could pack brief heavy rain, small hail, and lightning.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 80; Low: 50. Warm with afternoon to early evening thunderstorms with heavy rain, lightning, and even small hail.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm with afternoon and early evening thunderstorms possible. Storms could have heavy rain, lightning, and small hail.

PLAINS: High: 90/100s; Low: 60s. Scattered daytime thunderstorms but likely dry in the evening hours. The strongest storms will likely be in Prowers and Kiowa Counties, where large hail and strong wind gusts are the two main threats.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Scattered daytime and early evening storms are possible with brief heavy rain, lightning, and small hail.

Extended Outlook:
We're in for an active day on Saturday with widespread, strong, and slow moving storms through pretty much all of southern Colorado. Storms will start over the Continental Divide from 12-2 pm and not really get to I-25 until closer to 3 to 4 pm. Storms will dump heavy rain with lightning and small hail in some areas. Flooding is a big concern tomorrow due to the heavy rain and slow moving nature of storms. More storms are likely on Sunday afternoon with spottier and fewer storms by Monday. Next week looks hot and mostly dry.