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Severe thunderstorm potential tonight, even greater on Wednesday

Powerful storm over Fountain
Posted at 6:30 PM, Jul 14, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
It's been a very active day across Southern Colorado, with several weather warnings across the News 5 viewing area. This evening the main threat will shift east, with the potential for powerful supercell thunderstorms across the Lower Arkansas River Valley Through 9 pm, damaging winds, large hail, flash flooding and isolated tornadoes will all be possible.

After 9 pm, most of the severe weather should be coming to an end, with generally dry skies overnight tonight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 57; High: 84. Severe thunderstorms will again be possible across the Pikes Peak Region anytime after the lunch hour. Damaging winds, large hail and lightning will be the primary risks with any storms that do form.

PUEBLO: Low: 61; High: 90. Cooler on Wednesday, with more thunderstorms expected to develop by early afternoon. The threat for severe weather will continue through early evening, with hail and gusty winds the main threats.

CANON CITY: Low: 62; High: 88. Eastern parts of Fremont County will also be under the gun for severe weather development on Wednesday. Thunderstorms will get going anytime after 1 pm.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 52; High: 78. Wednesday's weather will be active across Teller County. The morning hours should be dry, with afternoon thunderstorms expected anytime after the lunch hour.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s. Dry in the morning, with cloudy skies and thunderstorms on tap for the afternoon hours. With better dynamics in place, strong and severe thunderstorms will be possible over northern El Paso County.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 80s. A little cooler on Wednesday across the Plains, with strong to severe thunderstorms by mid to late afternoon. Large hail, powerful winds and isolated tornadoes will be all be possible.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 80s. Even though we'll be a little cooler on Wednesday, afternoon thunderstorms will develop around 1-3 pm, and are likely to be on the strong to severe side. The focus will be across eastern parts of Huerfano and Las Animas counties.

Extended Outlook:
The severe threat lessens somewhat late this week, but nevertheless, the threat for scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms will continue in our forecast through Friday. We'll see lesser chances for rain and thunderstorms this weekend, with mainly just isolated chances for Southern Colorado. Weekend temperatures will also be much warmer, returning to the 90s across the lower elevations.