Monsoon moisture in the mountains, scattered storms in the plains

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Posted at 6:26 AM, Jul 23, 2020

Today’s Forecast:
Widespread showers and storms will be back in the mountains today, but some of that rain will be kicked out into the plains. There will be some energy late today that could bring rain to NE El Paso County later today as well as a series of showers and storms from Las Animas County up towards La Junta, and especially areas to the east this evening. That being said, some of the best rain today will stay west of I-25 in and around the mountains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 88; Low: 60. Most of the rain will stay west today but late day and early evening showers or thunderstorms are possible, just a bit more likely northeast of town in northeast El Paso County. We'll be cloudy but still fairly warm to hot in the afternoon.

PUEBLO: High: 95; Low: 64. Today will be hot and mostly dry in Pueblo, despite what could be fairly overcast skies by the end of the day. A stray storm is possible in the afternoon but not very likely.

CANON CITY: High: 91; Low: 66. We can't rule out a stray or isolated thunderstorm in the afternoon today, but storms are most likely in and around the mountains outside of town.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 78; Low: 52. We're going to see a chance for spotty showers and thunderstorms during the day with fairly comfortable daytime temperatures.

TRI-LAKES: High: 70s; Low: 50s. Monument Hill and the Tri-Lakes area in general could see showers and thunderstorms today during the afternoon hours but severe weather is not expected.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Hot and dry during the day with increasing cloud cover. Scattered storms and heavy rain is possible in central to eastern Las Animas county out towards eastern Otero, Bent, Prowers, and Baca counties is very likely in the evening hours.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80s; Low: 60s. Isolated and spotty storms are possible in the afternoon today from Walsenburg down to Trinidad, but most of the moisture will try and stay west in and around the mountains.

Extended Outlook:
Monsoon moisture will continue to stream into Colorado over the next 5 to 6 days, giving not only the mountains a great chance for rain, but also I-25 and the plains to the east. We'll see a bit more scattered coverage of rain tomorrow along I-25 and east, but our chances get even better over the weekend. A cool front on Monday could bring very heavy rain to the I-25 corridor and plains, giving us much needed drought relief.