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Hotter today with a stray afternoon thunderstorm

Downtown Colorado Springs Sunrise
Posted at 5:17 AM, Jul 06, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
Today is going to be the start of a very HOT week in southern Colorado. Storms are possible today, but most of the coverage is going to be limited to the mountains or the Palmer Divide. Storms would not be severe today, and dry air from the west will make it tough for rain to actually make it to the ground. Overnight we'll be dry and mild.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 90; Low: 60. Hot with scattered thunderstorms in the afternoon mainly over the mountains west of town or up on the far north and northeast sides of the city near the Palmer Divide and Black Forest.

PUEBLO: High: 96; Low: 62. Likely dry and very hot in the afternoon with fairly light winds.

CANON CITY: High: 93; Low: 64. A small chance for an isolated thunderstorm but mainly hot and dry.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 82; Low: 54. Spotty daytime thunderstorms are possible but a bit more likely east of the city along the Front Range mountains with warm afternoon temps.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. A decent chance for afternoon thunderstorms that could be strong but should stay non-severe with brief heavy rain, small hail, and lightning.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Dry and very hot through the afternoon with weak winds to keep things cool.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 60s. Likely staying dry but hot and a bit breezy in the afternoon.

Extended Outlook:
We're only going to get hotter this week with the peak heat coming on Wednesday. We have a slightly better chance for rain tomorrow, but storms will still favor the mountains and Palmer Divide. We'll stay hot and dry into the early part of the weekend.