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More strong to severe storms across the plains this evening

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Posted at 5:34 AM, Aug 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-14 14:34:07-04

Today’s Forecast:
Severe weather is possible today down near the Raton Mesa in the afternoon, but with a much greater chance out east into the plains. Northern Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa counties share the best risk for severe weather today with large hail, winds over 60 mph, and isolated tornadoes all possible from the end of the day through the evening. Scattered storms will move off the mountains of the Front Range today and bounce through the I-25 corridor, growing much stronger as they push east to the plains.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 84; Low - 56. Cloudy with fog in the morning through Colorado Springs with scattered thunderstorms afternoon and early evening. The strongest storms will stay east out of town.

PUEBLO: High - 92; Low - 58. Cloudy in the morning with more sunshine and much warmer air through the afternoon. Storms could roll off the Wet and Fremont County mountains and pass through town with heavy rain and lightning. The more likely scenario is that the biggest storms stay south of Pueblo.

CANON CITY: High - 89; Low - 61. Cloudy in the morning with better sunshine in the early afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Storms should stay non-severe in town.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 50. Cloudy with patchy fog in the morning and scattered showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Cloudy with fog in the morning through Colorado Springs with scattered thunderstorms afternoon and early evening. The strongest storms will stay east out of town in El Paso County.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Severe weather is likely again across the eastern plains from the end of the day through the overnight hours, especially for areas along and north of highway 50. Large hail, winds over 60 mph, heavy rain with lightning, and isolated tornadoes are all possible this evening, espeically for northern Bent, Prowers, and Kiowa Counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Dry in the morning with scattered strong thunderstorms in the afternoon firing off the Spanish Peaks and traveling south towards Trinidad, growing as they move over the Raton Mesa into Raton Pass. Severe storms are possible in this region with heavy rain, strong winds, and large hail as the biggest threats.

Extended Outlook:
Dry and hot weather takes over on Thursday with rain chances at near zero from the mountains to the plains. Temperatures will soar into the 90s along the interstate with even warmer air expected out east into the plains. Isolated storm chances return on Friday with hot and mostly dry skies expected from Saturday through the early part of next week.