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Severe weather with flooding and large hail possible today

Posted: 5:53 AM, Aug 21, 2019
Updated: 2019-08-21 14:58:00-04
Colorado Springs Lightning Storm

Today’s Forecast:
Strong to severe storms are possible against the mountains, I-25 corridor, and eastern plains from today into tonight. Large hail, heavy rain with flash flooding, strong winds, and cloud to ground lightning are the biggest storm threats this afternoon. Storms will push away from I-25 at the end of the day and remain strong to severe as they travel east into the plains, dying off after 10 pm tonight.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 85; Low - 53. Warm and muggy with storms from the afternoon to the end of the day. Large hail, heavy rain and flooding are the biggest storm threats for Colorado Springs. Hail threats are biggest on the west, southwest, and south sides of town, as well as Fountain.

PUEBLO: High - 94; Low - 56. Hot and humid with strong to severe storms from the mid afternoon through the early evening. Large hail, heavy rain, flooding, and lightning are the biggest risks through town, especially west of town towards Pueblo West and the Pueblo/Fremont County line.

CANON CITY: High - 93; Low - 60. Hot and humid with strong to severe storms in the afternoon. Large hail, heavy rain, flooding, and lightning are the primary storm threats today. The hail threat is a bit larger just east of Canon City, closer to Florence.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 78; Low - 49. Warm and muggy with strong storms in the afternoon. Heavy rain, lightning, and small to moderate hail are all possible in storms this afternoon. Repetitive heavy rain over the region could lead to flash flooding in low lying areas.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm and muggy with strong to severe storms in the afternoon and early evening. The main storm risks today are heavy rain, lightning, strong winds, and quarter size hail. The largest hail threats are south of the Tri-Lakes area in Colorado Springs, but quarter size hail is still possible and can damage life and property.

PLAINS: High - 90ss; Low - 60s. Hot and humid in the afternoon with storms moving out of the I-25 corridor across the plains through the evening. Storms will likely be strong to severe in Las Animas, Otero, and Crowley counties, becoming less severe and more of a large rain mass as time passes this evening and they move out to the Kansas border. Large hail, heavy rain, flooding, and lightning are the biggest storm threats.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Warm and muggy with storms from the afternoon to the end of the day. Large hail, heavy rain and flooding are the biggest storm threats for the southern I-25 corridor.

Extended Outlook:
Clear skies and cool temperatures will start Thursday, with showers and thunderstorms to follow through the afternoon. temperatures tomorrow will be about 3 degrees cooler than today. Friday with feature just a few isolated storms around Colorado Springs and the mountains, with dry skies and huge heat returning through the weekend. Record heat is possible in the region on Sunday.