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HOT today with thunderstorms staying mostly in the mountains

Posted: 6:12 AM, Jul 12, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-12 14:32:17-04
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Today’s Forecast:
Drier and less muggy air has returned to southern Colorado, but that means we'll see big heat into the afternoon. Most of the plains and lower elevations east of the mountains will stay dry today, but in the mountains themselves thunderstorms are possible. Storms will likely start developing in the early afternoon, first pushing out strong gusty winds and lightning and eventually some brief but heavy rain at the end of the day. While it's possible a couple of thunderstorms could survive over the high country to areas like Colorado Springs, it's more likely we'll just see dry skies and gusty winds for all areas east of the mountains. Tonight will be dry, calm and warm with lows into the 60s by Saturday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 92; Low - 60. Sunny skies with building clouds and heat through the afternoon. Storms are likely over the mountains west of town, and while one or two storms could survive and rain over the city at the end of the day, it's more likely we would just see strong, gusty winds and a few bolts of lightning.

PUEBLO: High - 99; Low - 63. Sunny, very hot and windy through the afternoon. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen if you hit the pool this afternoon.

CANON CITY: High - 96; Low - 65. Sunny skies with building clouds and heat through the afternoon. Storms are likely over the mountains west of town, and while one or two storms could survive and rain over the city at the end of the day, it's more likely we would just see strong, gusty winds and a few bolts of lightning.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 81; Low - 52. Warm and sunny in the morning with storms developing around lunch. Storms will fire off and on through the afternoon, pushing out strong winds and lightning at first, followed by heavier rains into the afternoon. Dry air could easily prevent most of the rain from hitting the ground in Woodland Park, so strong winds and lightning remain our biggest storm impact.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Sunny skies with building clouds and heat through the afternoon. Scattered storms will try and form in and around town because of the Palmer Divide's elevation, but gusty winds and a few lightning bolts are more likely to hit the ground then any rain. If rain does come out of any storms today, it's more likely towards the end of the afternoon.

PLAINS: High - 90/100s; Low - 60s. Sunny, very hot and windy through the afternoon. Drink plenty of water and wear sunscreen if you hit the pool this afternoon.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 50s. Mostly sunny, hot and windy through the afternoon. A few scattered showers over the mountains could push some gusty winds out across the I-25 corridor, but dry skies are expected from Walsenburg to Trinidad today.

Extended Outlook:
Hot air arrives today and we'll see it stick around well through next week. Rain chances start to get better and better with time this weekend. Storms will start over the mountains on Saturday and start to push east into the I-25 corridor and plains. Storms chances grow stronger on Sunday, with more widespread rain and potentially a few strong storms expected in the afternoon. Storm chances stick around daily from Monday through Thursday of next week.