Isolated strong to severe storms late today and this evening

Supercell Thunderstorm
Posted at 5:57 AM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 17:39:08-04

Today’s Forecast:
The biggest area for strong to severe storms today will be north of the Palmer Divide and east of Denver, but we could still see isolated severe storms here at home. Storms will develop much later than normal today, starting first in the southern mountains and pushing out in areas south of Pueblo. El Paso County has a lot of ingredients for severe weather today, but we might not really see anything until some time after 5 or 6 pm.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 88; Low: 58. Hot and humid feeling today with a chance for a stray thunderstorm in the mid to late afternoon. The best chance for storms seems to come between 6 to 8 pm tonight, and severe weather is absolutely possible with quarter to golf ball-sized hail and 60 mph wind gusts as the two main threats.

PUEBLO: High: 94; Low: 61. Hot and humid today, and while there are plenty of ingredients for strong to severe thunderstorms, most of our modeling keeps Pueblo dry today and tonight.

CANON CITY: High: 92; Low: 63. Hot and humid with a very small chance for an isolated or spotty thunderstorm in the late afternoon, but storm chances in general are pretty low over town.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 80; Low: 51. Warm and mostly dry today but there is a chance for spotty and isolated late day showers and thunderstorms, severe weather is not expected.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Warm and muggy with a chance for strong to severe storms early in the afternoon just north of the Tri-Lakes area north of Monument Hill and the Palmer Divide. Late day thunderstorms are also possible but the severe weather chances are better a little south towards Colorado Springs.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Very hot and muggy today with mostly dry skies and a chance for scattered storms moving east of I-25 overnight. Most storms should be non severe other than the few severe storms that form over I-25, especially in areas like Las Animas County and Lincoln County.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 90s; Low: 50s. Hot and muggy with a chance for scattered strong and possibly severe storms, especially around Walsenburg and then areas east in the mid to late afternoon. Large hail and strong winds are the two main threats.

Extended Outlook:
Storms look much more spotty and mostly confined to the mountains on Thursday, with mainly dry skies across the region. We'll be hot tomorrow with hot and dry weather sticking around through the weekend.