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Ozone alert in effect with thunderstorms once again favoring the mountains

Posted at 5:33 AM, Jul 24, 2019

Today’s Forecast:
Another day for rain and thunderstorms across southern Colorado with most storms staying out west into the mountains. Even though most of our storms today will stay out in the mountains, few storms could sneak out into El Paso County from the late afternoon through the early evening. Heavy rain, lightning and flash flooding remain the biggest concerns through the afternoon and evening. Burn Scar areas like the Junkins, Hayden Pass and Spring scars are going to be most prone to flooding today.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 86; Low - 61. Warm and humid through the afternoon with isolated storms possible at the end of the day through the early evening. Moderate to heavy rain and lightning are the only storm concerns today.

PUEBLO: High - 94; Low - 64. Hot and muggy today, and while stray late day storm is possible, chances of staying dry are pretty high.

CANON CITY: High - 91; Low - 67. Hot and humid through the afternoon with scattered storms possible at the end of the day through the early evening. Moderate to heavy rain and lightning are the only storm concerns today.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 52. Warm and muggy today with afternoon and evening thunderstorms. Heavy rain, isolated flooding, and lightning are the biggest storm concerns through the afternoon and evening.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm and humid through the afternoon with isolated storms possible at the end of the day through the early evening. Moderate to heavy rain and lightning are the only storm concerns today.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Hot and muggy today with dry skies expected from the afternoon and evening. A few storms are possible this evening north of highway 50 towards Kiowa County.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Storms this afternoon will primarily stay out west of I-25 into the mountains dropping heavy rain, lighting and elevating flooding concerns in and around burn scar areas in particular. A few storms could move towards Walsenburg and Trinidad late today or early this evening with heavy rain as the big threat.

Extended Outlook:
Heavy, widespread rain returns on Thursday to the forecast region with storms over the mountains spreading east to the I-25 corridor and plains from the afternoon through the evening. Friday looks warmer with drier skies across Pueblo and the plains and more of an isolated storm type in the Pikes Peak region. Weekend storms look a bit more widespread on Saturday and Sunday with hotter and drier weather trying to return by Monday and Tuesday.