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Some relief Wednesday as thunderstorm chances increase

Hazy Colorado Springs summer sunset
Posted at 6:46 PM, Aug 18, 2020

Tonight's Forecast:
With just a slight chance of an isolated thunderstorm early this evening, our weather most of tonight should be pretty quiet. Air Quality Alerts will remain in effect until 10 pm for Teller and El Paso counties, and these could get extended as thicker smoke is expected to settle into the forecast by Wednesday morning.

COLORADO SPRINGS: Low: 60; High: 91. A slight cool down for our Wednesday, with a better chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms across the Pikes Peak Region. Some storms could be on the strong to severe side, especially east of town.

PUEBLO: Low: 61; High: 97. We'll be above average temperature wise again in Pueblo on Wednesday. Afternoon thunderstorms will be possible, and a few storms could turn severe with 1" hail and very gusty winds.

CANON CITY: Low: 65; High: 94. Upslope flow at the surface will help to generate some thunderstorms across Fremont County on Wednesday. Severe weather is not expected.

WOODLAND PARK: Low: 53; High: 82. Hazy sunshine early, with areas of smoke. By mid afternoon, scattered thunderstorms will be possible across all of Teller County.

TRI-LAKES: Low: 50s; High: 80s/90s. Not as hot on Wednesday, but still well above average temperatures will continue in our forecast. Mid to late afternoon hours will be occasionally wet, with scattered thunderstorms possible.

PLAINS: Low: 60s; High: 90s. Hazy and hot, with late afternoon and evening thunderstorms likely across the Plains. Some of these storms could turn severe as a weak disturbance moves through the area.

WALSENBURG/TRINIDAD: Low: 50s/60s; High: 90s. Hot weather will continue in our Wednesday forecast. Good upslope flow and some energy coming out of the mountains will bring us a better chance of afternoon and evening thunderstorms.

Extended Outlook:
Our forecast in the extended will remain H-O-T, with above average temperatures expected each and every day. Thursday's forecast will also feature a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms before a drier pattern settles back into play this weekend. The exception will be the higher elevations, with near daily thunderstorm chances lasting through the weekend around Teller County and Woodland Park.