Hot today with storms mostly over the mountains

Royal Gorge
Posted at 5:03 AM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 14:29:07-04

Today’s Forecast:
August is here... and we're going to be hot!

Highs will return to the 90s along and east of I-25 with 70s and 80s west into the mountains.

Monsoon moisture retreats west today, so if we see thunderstorms, they'll stay generally in and around the mountains.

Colorado Springs forecast: High: 91; Low: 64. Hot today with highs in the 90s through the mid-afternoon, until clouds roll off the mountains and cool things down by the end of the day. We could see a little virga over town (rain evaporates before it hits the ground and pushes out gusty wind), but most of the city looks dry.

Pueblo forecast: High: 98; Low: 65. Very hot today with highs up near 100 by the mid to late afternoon. We'll see sunny skies through the end of the day with a bit more cloud cover in the evening. We should stay dry in Pueblo today and tonight.

Canon City forecast: High: 93; Low: 63. Pretty hot today before midday cloud cover moves in to cool things down by the late afternoon. We could get a little virga near town, but any rain should stay west over the mountains.

Woodland Park forecast: High: 78; Low: 54. Warm with a chance for isolated thunderstorms in the afternoon. We won't see anything severe, but lightning and spotty heavy rain is possible.

Tri-Lakes forecast: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm with a chance for virga in the afternoon but most of the region looks dry.

Plains forecast: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Really hot today and dry with lots of sunshine keeping temperatures in the 90s through the early evening. We should stay dry across all of the plains east of I-25.

Walsenburg and Trinidad forecast: High: 80s; Low: 60s. Hot and breezy with a chance for storms west of the area in the mountains. Storms over the Spring burn scar could prompt a flash flood warning, but most of I-25 looks dry.

Mountains forecast: High: 70s; Low: 50s. Scattered storms are expected in the mountains today, especially the San Juans, La Garitas, and Sangre De Cristos. We could see a few strong storms over the La Garitas, but little to no severe weather is expected.

Extended outlook forecast:
Scattered storms are going to be possible over the next few days, mainly from Tuesday through Thursday.

Wednesday is the wettest looking day along and just east of I-25 thanks to an early morning cold front. If we saw a few strong thunderstorms, that would be the day. We should be hot for much of this week, but the weekend looks a little cooler and wetter.

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