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Hot and muggy today with isolated thunderstorms

Posted: 6:46 AM, Jul 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-11 15:08:33-04
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Today’s Forecast:
Very muggy and warm air is in the forecast for southern Colorado today, and this will help to fuel thunderstorms later in the afternoon. It'll feel hot, not only because we're going to have temperatures in the 80s and 90s, but also because of the extra humidity in the air. Storms are possible today, starting first over the mountains and then pushing east into the I-25 corridor and adjacent plains. Storms today could produce heavy rain, small hail and lightning, with plenty of gusty wind. We'll be dry and warm overnight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 89; Low - 60. A mix of clouds and sunshine today with hot and muggy air into the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are possible, first over the mountains and then drifting through town in the afternoon but ending quickly by the evening. Gusty winds and lightning are the primary storm risks over town, but heavy rain and small hail is a possibility.

PUEBLO: High - 95; Low - 61. Mostly sunny, hot and muggy through the afternoon and the evening. A stray storm could come off the Wet mountains to the west of town, but gusty wind and lightning are really all that would be expected.

CANON CITY: High - 94; Low - 64. A mix of clouds and sunshine today with hot and muggy air into the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are possible, first over the mountains and then drifting through town in the afternoon but ending quickly by the evening. Gusty winds and lightning are the primary storm risks over town, but heavy rain and small hail is a possibility.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 83; Low - 54. Developing clouds in the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms firing up in the afternoon and pushing east into El Paso County. Gusty wind, lightning and heavy rain are the main threats out of storms this afternoon, small hail might fall in some of the bigger storms.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. A mix of clouds and sunshine today with warm and muggy air into the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are possible, first over the mountains and then drifting through town in the afternoon but ending quickly by the evening. Gusty winds and lightning are the primary storm risks over town, but heavy rain and small hail is a possibility.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Mostly sunny, hot and muggy through the afternoon and the evening. Dry skies are expected across the plains but storms that form in El Paso or Huerfano counties might be able to stay together for awhile as they move east away from the county.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 50s. Mostly sunny with clouds building in the afternoon. Stray thunderstorms over the mountains west of I-25 could roll into the southern I-25 corridor in the afternoon and move then dissipate quickly to the east in the early evening. Gusty winds and lightning are the main storm expectations, but a quick heavy rain is possible.

Extended Outlook:
Hot air from today sticks around tomorrow, and won't leave through the weekend. Storm chances become slightly better on Friday, especially in and near the mountain areas. Storm chances through all of southern Colorado increase over the weekend, with heavy rain, small hail and lightning as the big threats into early next week.