Early evening thunderstorms will favor the higher elevations and areas along I-25, with the rain coming to an end around sunset. Areas of smoke and haze will continue in our forecast through early Tuesday morning, with an Air Quality Alert in effect until 9 am.
COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 61; High: 94. More heat and more smoke on Tuesday for the Pikes Peak Region. Much like what we saw on Monday, a few mountain and foothill thunderstorms will be possible by mid to late afternoon, with the potential for some storms to drift east towards the city.
PUEBLO: Low: 63; High: 99. Monday's high of 100° marked the 20th time this year with triple digit temperatures in Pueblo. I think that we'll stay just under the century mark on Tuesday, but even so, it will still be H-O-T.
CANON CITY: Low: 66; High: 96. Hot and hazy for our Tuesday. Isolated thunderstorms will be possible by mid to late afternoon, mostly across the mountains of Fremont County.
WOODLAND PARK: Low: 54; High: 84. A warm and smoky forecast on Tuesday around Teller County. Rain will be possible by the afternoon, along with gusty winds and frequent lightning.
TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 90s. Mild morning temperatures will give way to a hot and hazy afternoon, with areas of smoke. A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible by the afternoon around Monument Hill.
PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s/100s. Hot, hazy and dry for the southeast Plains on Tuesday. Highs will be hottest across the Arkansas River Valley, where daytime highs will top out in the lower 100s.
WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 60s; High: 90s. High pressure over the Four Corners will maintain a hot and hazy forecast on Tuesday. A few showers or thunderstorms will be possible by mid to late afternoon, with the best chances for rain expected to stay over the mountains.
The persistent ridge of high pressure that has kept Southern Colorado hot and hazy for more than a week will finally begin to weaken by Wednesday and Thursday. This will allow for a few degrees of cooling by the middle of the week. Storms through Thursday will stay primarily over the mountains, with only isolated thunderstorms possible each afternoon from Colorado Springs to Trinidad. Rain chances will increase Friday and Saturday as a storm system drops in from the north, with cooler and wetter weather likely.