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Severe weather likely across eastern Colorado

Posted: 6:03 AM, Aug 13, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-13 19:32:05-04
Quail Lake

Today’s Forecast:
Severe weather is likely across eastern Colorado today, so please be on alert if you live east of El Paso and Pueblo county. All modes of severe weather, from large hail, to winds over 60 mph, to isolated tornadoes, are possible in the worst storms late today through the evening hours. Storms will likely start in the Pikes Peak Region and spread east into the plains, growing stronger as they move away from the interstate. If you don't see rain, you'll feel the heat with highs in the 90s from Pueblo out east to the interstate.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 87; Low - 56. Sunny, dry and warm to start the day with scattered showers and thunderstorms from the afternoon to the end of the day. Storms should stay non severe in Colorado Springs, Fountain and Falcon, but spotty heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds are all possible.

PUEBLO: High - 93; Low - 59. Sunny with quick rising temperatures from the morning into a very hot afternoon. Clouds will show up by the end of the day but chances that Pueblo stays dry are very high, with rain chances far better east of town out towards La Junta.

CANON CITY: High - 92; Low - 62. Sunny with quick rising temperatures to a hot afternoon. A few scattered thunderstorms are possible in the mountains of northern Fremont County, but Canon City has a good chance of staying dry.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 48. Sunny skies in the morning with building clouds and warmth through the afternoon. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible in the afternoon with no severe weather expected.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Sunny, dry and warm to start the day with scattered showers and thunderstorms from the afternoon to the end of the day. Storms should stay non severe in the Tri-Lakes Area, but they could be much stronger east of the area as they leave El Paso County. Spotty heavy rain, lightning, and gusty winds are still possible.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Severe weather is not only likely, it's expected across the plains later today and tonight. Storms will move southeast away from El Paso County and the Palmer Divide at the end of the day and travel through the plains overnight. All modes of severe weather, large hail, winds over 60 mph, and isolated tornadoes, are possible through the overnight hours. The worst storms will likely be near Kiowa, Bent, Prowers, and Baca counties.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 60s. Sunny with quick rising temperatures from the morning into a very hot afternoon. Clouds will show up by the end of the day but chances that Walsenburg to Trinidad stay dry and pretty high.

Extended Outlook:
Mostly dry skies are the main weather expectation for Wednesday and Thursday across southern Colorado. Wednesday we can't rule out a stray storm coming out of the mountains, chance for that rain just remain quite low through the region. Thursday looks very hot and dry with highs in the 90s east of the mountains and a stray triple digit or two possible into the plains. Storm chances increase slightly by Friday and Saturday.