Showers and storms back in the forecast later today

Lightning Storm
Posted at 5:50 AM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 14:42:49-04

Today’s Forecast:
Showers and thunderstorms are back in the forecast with daytime highs landing right around average for this time of year. Storms are not expected to be severe across southern Colorado, but a few could be on the stronger side with heavy rain, lightning, and small hail. Any rain today will dry out through this evening with crisp and dry skies by Friday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High - 84; Low - 56. Warm with a mix of sun and clouds, leading to overcast skies in the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms will move out of the mountains through the mid afternoon, leaving the Pikes Peak Region by the early evening. Severe weather is not expected but we could see isolated pockets of small hail, and plenty of lightning.

PUEBLO: High - 91; Low - 58. Hot and a touch muggy today with a mix of clouds and sunshine through the afternoon. Isolated showers and thunderstorms are possible at the end of the day, any storm action would likely stay non-severe.

CANON CITY: High - 89; Low - 61. Hot with a mix of clouds and sunshine from the morning to the afternoon. Showers and thunderstorms are possible later today with no severe storms expected. Lightning is the biggest threat.

WOODLAND PARK: High - 76; Low - 50. Nice and mild today with showers and thunderstorms from the early afternoon through the end of the day. A few stronger storms could drop heavy rain and lightning.

TRI-LAKES: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm with a mix of sunshine and clouds, leading into showers and thunderstorms through the afternoon. Storms are expected to remain non-severe, just watch for lightning.

PLAINS: High - 90s; Low - 60s. Hot and muggy in the early afternoon with isolated showers and thunderstorms in the early evening. Storms will be sparse and scattered later today, with only a few storms surviving as they move east away from I-25 in El Paso and Pueblo counties. No severe weather is expected this evening, but there will probably be plenty of lightning and thunder.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High - 80s; Low - 50s. Warm and a touch muggy today with isolated showers and thunderstorms moving out of the mountains into the southern i-25 corridor this afternoon. Storms are not expected to be severe, but there could be sporadic heavy rain and plenty of l8lightning.

Extended Outlook:
A few isolated thunderstorms will be possible on Friday afternoon, but mostly in the mountains and through the Pikes Peak/Raton Mesa region. Dry air along I-25 will make it pretty tough for much rain to hit the ground, so storm chances tomorrow remain much better over the mountains. Heat becomes the big story this weekend, with record temperatures likely on Sunday. No rain is in the forecast from Saturday through the middle of next week.