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More heat with scattered afternoon thunderstorms

Posted: 5:18 AM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 08:07:22-04
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Sunrise over Prospect Lake in Memorial Park

Today’s Forecast:
Very hot again this afternoon with showers and thunderstorms forming over the mountains, then pushing east into the I-25 corridor and plains to give us a little relief from the heat. Sunny skies and a dry morning will allow for a very rapid warm up into lunch with most areas east of the mountains in the 90s by noon. Pueblo and areas east along highway 50 and the surrounding plains will hit triple digits today, with only a little relief by the end of the afternoon as clouds move in. Storms over the mountains will slowly push east into the I-25 corridor and slowly fade to the east through the evening. Severe weather is not expected but there will likely be a few strong storms like we saw on Monday.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 93; Low - 61. Hot through the early afternoon with thunderstorms from the end of the day to the early evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

PUEBLO: High - 100; Low - 64. Very hot through the afternoon with thunderstorms from the end of the day through the evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

CANON CITY: High - 98; Low - 67. Hot through the early afternoon with thunderstorms from the end of the day to the early evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 85; Low - 55. Sunny and warm in the morning with clouds and storms in the afternoon. Storms should stay non severe but a few of them could produce heavy rain and lightning.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm through the early afternoon with thunderstorms in the afternoon to the early evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

PLAINS: High - 90/100s; Low - 60s. Very hot through the afternoon with isolated thunderstorms from the end of the day through the evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Hot through the early afternoon with thunderstorms from the end of the day to the early evening. Heavy rain, lightning and small hail are the main threats from storms.

Extended Outlook: Other than a couple isolated storms over the mountains on Wednesday, we're heading into a hot and dry stretch of days. Even over the mountains tomorrow rain will be sparse and not long lasting. Heat is the big story through the extended with punishing daytime temperatures from Wednesday through Saturday. Colorado Springs will run into the mid to upper 90s through Saturday while Pueblo stays in the triple digits. Rain chances and cooler air both arrive by Sunday and Monday.