More strong to severe storms expected in the afternoon and evening

Lightning Strike
Posted at 5:36 AM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 14:25:16-04

Today’s Forecast:
Storms are back in the forecast today and tonight, but storms today could be stronger than they were on Thursday. Storm development will start over the mountains in the afternoon, move through the I-25 corridor at the end of the day, and travel east into the plains this evening where they will likely turn severe. Storms will move east into Kansas or die off overnight, leaving us dry for Saturday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 68; Low: 45. Storm chances are honestly best outside of Colorado Springs today, but we still could get storms to move off the mountains and through town in the late afternoon. Any rain that pushes through Colorado Springs could be heavy, with lots of lightning and small hail also a possibility.

PUEBLO: High: 74; Low: 48. Storms seem pretty likely in and around Pueblo late today, moving into town from Fremont County. Storms could be very strong over Pueblo with heavy rain, strong winds, and hail up to dime or nickle in size.

CANON CITY: High: 72; Low: 48. Storms are possible in Canon City this afternoon, although any rain or storm that starts in Fremont County is likely to grow stronger as it moves east towards Pueblo. Heavy rain, small hail, and lightning are all possible for any storm in and around Canon City late this afternoon.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 60; Low: 38. Storm chances exist for Woodland Park this afternoon, but they aren't great compared to the mountains north of town. Any storm that develops and moves through Woodland Park later today could drop moderate rain, lightning, and maybe small hail.

TRI-LAKES: High: 60s; Low: 40s. Scattered storms are possible in the afternoon and early evening hours, but storms are expected to stay non severe. Lighting, heavy rain, and small hail are the main storm threats today.

PLAINS: High: 70s; Low: 50s. Strong to severe storms are likely in the plains this evening due to very moist air and several other strong storm ingredients. Large, quarter size hail, 50 mph winds, and heavy rain with lightning are the main storm threats this evening.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 70s; Low: 40s. Scattered storms are possible in the region this afternoon and early evening, but severe weather is not expected at this time. Lightning and pockets of heavy rain are possible over the region.

Extended Outlook:
Storms are likely again tomorrow afternoon, but they look weaker compared to what we're seeing in the forecast today. We'll have more scattered storms in the Pikes Peak Region on Sunday, but next week looks mostly hot and dry.