Smokey again today with strong to severe storms possible

Turquoise Reservoir
Posted at 6:52 AM, Aug 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-16 12:09:41-04

Today’s Forecast:
Colorado will once again see smokey skies across the region with a chance for storms later today. Storms will spark over the mountains in the early afternoon and drift east through the day. We'll see our strongest storms likely east of I-25, but Colorado Springs down to Pueblo and south to Trinidad along I-25 still have a chance of severe weather. Storm threats today include quarter to ping pong ball size hail and very strong winds.

COLORADO SPRINGS: High: 88; Low: 58. Smokey skies especially mid-morning and again this evening. Storms will start up in the afternoon and be very spotty across El Paso County. Not everyone will get rain today. Quarter size hail and strong winds would be the main threats across El Paso County.

PUEBLO: High: 94; Low: 61. Smokey and hot today with a small chance for storms developing in the mid to late afternoon. If storms do develop in and around Pueblo today, we have the ingredients for strong to severe storms with quarter size hail and strong winds all possible.

CANON CITY: High: 92; Low: 62. Very smokey at times and hot with a small chance for isolated storms in the afternoon. Storm chance are better south of Canon City, but if we do see a storm in and around town, dime to nickel size hail and gusty winds would be the main concern.

WOODLAND PARK: High: 81; Low: 53. Very smokey today and warm with a chance for spotty and isolated showers in the afternoon. Storm chances are on the low end for Woodland Park today, but small hail and lightning are possible. Please keep an eye out for fresh smoke plumes, as lightning-sparked fires are a big possibility today.

TRI-LAKES: High: 80s; Low: 50s. Hot and smokey with a chance for spotty and isolated storms in the afternoon. Storms would likely not be severe but there could be isolated strong storms and lightning.

PLAINS: High: 90s; Low: 60s. Strong to severe storms are likely late today through this evening. The biggest storm threats wherever storms wander is going to be quarter to ping pong sized hail, strong winds, and plenty of lightning.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: High: 80/90s; Low: 50s. Hot and a bit smokey at times today, especially over the high country west. We'll see a chance for strong to severe storms in the late afternoon and early evening. Quarter size hail and lightning with strong winds are the main storm threats today.

Extended Outlook:
There might be a few spotty storms on Monday, but most of the region looks dry and hot. We'll be dry and hotter on Tuesday before rain chances come back. Wednesday through Friday we have chances for rain, most of which are going to be on the low end.